The three suspects involved in the killing of the Fatinoye couple and their only son have been apprehended by operatives of Ogun State police Command.
This was announced in a police statement obtained by Ogunwatch, which was signed by the Ogun police force spokesperson, Abimbola Oyeyemi.
The suspects are Lekan Adekanbi a.k.a Koroba, Ahmed Odetola a.k.a Akamo and Waheed Adeniji a.k.a Koffi.
The couple Kehinde and Bukola Fatinoye and their only son Oreoluwa Fatinoye were killed in a gruesome manner on the eve of New year, shortly after they returned from their church’ Cross-over service.
The murderers who were trying to cover possible tracks, set the corpses ablaze and disposed the son to a nearby river.
In the course of investigation, the police said one Lekan Adekanbi, a driver to the deceased family, was arrested based on circumstantial evidence, while investigation continued
However, recall that Ogunwatch reported that the arrested suspect Lekan Adekanbi had cunningly escaped police custody when he suddenly collapsed in the cell and was rushed to the hospital for medical care from where he took to his heels.
Lekan’s escape from detention reinforces the suspicion that he is a strong suspect, the police further said in the statement.
Ogunwatch gathered that Lekan was apprehended in his hideout somewhere in Abeokuta on the 21st of January 2023.
On interrogation, it was learnt that Lekan, the couple’s driver since 2018 confessed to being the mastermind of the act, stating that he invited the other two suspects Ahmed Odetola and Waheed Adeniyi to rob the couple.
“He confessed further that he took the step because the couple refused to increase his salary, and that he approached them for loan to buy motorcycle, but they didn’t oblige him.
He stated further that on that fateful day, himself and his two accomplices waited for the couple to come back from crossover service since he has access to the house and they pounced on them immediately they entered the house.”
“When asked why the Asatian dog in the house did not attack them, he stated that the dog is very familiar with him being the person who always feed it.”
“Having got hold of the couple, they forced the husband, Kehinde Fatinoye to transfer money from his account to “Kuda” bank account of Ahmed Odetola, but the transfer failed. It was then Lekan Adekanbi gave the deceased his own Access bank account to which the sum of #1,102,000 (One million one hundred and two thousand) was transferred at gunpoint.”
“Since Lekan realized that his identity has been known through his bank account, he decided with others to terminate the life of the couple, consequent upon which Waheed Adeniyi a.k.a Koffi took a knife from their kitchen and slaughtered the husband Kehinde Fatinoye, while Lekan Adekanbi used sledge hammer he purposely brought for the operation to hit the wife Bukola Fatinoye on the head and she died on the spot.”
“While the operation was going on, the only son of the deceased, Oreoluwa Fatinoye and their adopted son, Felix Olorunyomi walked in and the hoodlums pounced on them too, tied them with rope and drove them to Ogun River Bridge at Adigbe where they threw the two of them into the river.
“Luck however smiled at Felix Olorunyomi when the rope on his hand loosed and he was able to swim out of the river. But Oreoluwa was not that lucky as his dead body was recovered the following day.”
“Waheed Adeniyi a.k.a Koffi and Ahmed Odetola a.k.a Akamo were both apprehended at Ogere on Thursday 9th of February 2023.
The three suspects who are members of Aye confraternity have all confessed to their various roles in the gruesome and callous murder of the family.”
The suspects will be charged to court soon, the statement concluded.