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Tunji George, a 22 years old man was beaten to death on Wednesday for allegedly stealing an iPhone 6 in keke hotel in Iyana Iyesi in Ado Odo Ota local government area of Ogun State.
Three suspects; Felix Sunday, Shomuye Musa and Oluwatobi Michael have been arrested by men of Ogun state police command on wednesday for allegedly beating the victim to death.
The Police spokesperson, Abimbola Oyeyemi disclosed this in a statement on Thursday .
He said the suspects were arrested by the police after the victim’s sister, Bola George reported the incident at Onipanu divisional headquarters.
According to Oyeyemi, Bola reported that her brother was alleged to have stolen an iPhone 6 at keke hotel Iyana Iyesi Ota.
The PPRO said “she explained that the victim was tied with rope in the hotel and tortured to death.
“Having realised that the victim was about giving up the ghost , the suspects quickly rushed him to an hospital, but the victim expired before they got to the hospital.
“The DPO Onipanu division, CSP Bamidele Job, mobilized his men to the scene where two of the suspects were apprehended while the remaining one was arrested in the hotel.
“When interrogated, the suspects informed that they strongly suspected the deceased as the person who stole the iPhone 6, and they tortured him in order to recover the phone not knowing that it will result to his death”.
Oyeyemi added that the corpse of the victim has been deposited at the general hospital mortuary Ota for autopsy.
He said that the Commissioner of Police, Lanre Bankole, has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspects to the homicide section of the state criminal investigation and intelligence for further investigation and diligent prosecution.
The PPRO added that Bankole warned that the command under his leadership will not tolerate any form of jungle justice and whoever engage in such act, no matter his status or position will not be spared from punishment under the law.
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