Three suspects arrested after two Bureau de Change operators were kidnapped, killed and dumped in a septic tank


TRACKING>>Operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, Lagos State Police command, have arrested three suspected members of a robbery/ kidnap gang, who abducted and murdered two Bureau de- Change operators in Ikorodu, Lagos.

The gang allegedly committed the dastardly act after collecting N1.6 million from their victims:

Alhaji Yakubu Musa and Alhaji Hassan Umoru, both from Kebbi state, dumped the corpses in a septic tank located in an abandoned property in Odogunyan area of Ikorodu.

The unsuspecting operators were invited by members of the gang on March 14, 2019, to sell dollars to them. However, when they arrived at Trailer park bus-stop, Odogunyan, where the supposed transaction was to take place, they were taken to an abandoned building where they were abducted.

Thereafter, they were shot dead with their families members left in the dark over their whereabouts.

The Lagos State Police Command boss, CP Zubairu Muazu, directed the officer-in-charge of SARS, CSP Peter Gana, to unearth the circumstance surrounding the incident and bring the perpetrators to book, thus payment of N1.6 m ransom was traced to a GTB account holder, one Oluwafunke, who was subsequently arrested on March 23, 2019.

Though she admitted during an interrogation to have been paid N100,000 for releasing her account for the transaction, she, however, said she was unaware of the circumstances surrounding the transaction.

She mentioned one Olarewaju Oluwatosin, as the person that paid the money into her account. Consequently, 40-year-old Oluwatosin, an Osun state born, was arrested. His arrest further led to those of two suspected members of the gang identified as Mayowa Olaeuni, aka general and Babatunde Idris, 26.

Three guns and a cutlass were recovered from the gang, while three others are still on the run according to the Police. During the preliminary investigation, operatives discovered that the gang, most of which members are of the Eiye confraternity, had used the abandoned building as shallow graves where members of rival cult groups who were killed during a fight, were buried.

Among those suspected to have been buried at the shallow graves, were two prominent members of the Aiye cult group. One of their identities was given as Terminator, a suspected leader of the Aiye cult group.