2 Division of the Nigerian Army, says it has arrested a gang of six men suspected of killing the Commandant of the Command Secondary School, Ibadan, Oyo State, Col. Anthony Okeyim.
Recall that the commandant was killed in December 12, 2016, on the school premises.
It was reported that Col. Okeyim was strangled to death.
Autopsy report said the deceased died as a result of “rise in intracranial pressure from intracranial haemorrhage caused by fracture of the skull.”
Okeyim was promoted to the rank of brigadier three weeks before his death, but he had yet to be decorated with the rank before he was murdered.
The arrested suspects, who were paraded by the Nigerian Army in Ibadan, were said to have played various roles in the killing of Okeyim.
The suspects are Solomon Emmanuel, 20; Bibisoye Kehinde, aka Efrebor, 27; Taiwo Adeniyi, 34; Ewere Andrew, 25; Ephraim Obi, 38; and Udobata Onusa, aka Kaka, 28.
Deputy Director, Public Relations, 2 Division of the Nigerian Army, Ibadan, Col. Timothy Antigha, said a Samsung X4 mobile phone, which was stolen from Okeyim helped in apprehending the killers, adding that it was found in Emmanuel’s possession.
Anthiga said Emmanuel, who claimed to have got the handset from Adeniyi, also confessed that on the night of December 11, 2016, he and the other suspects went to the school in a Toyota Camry belonging to him. Anthiga said another suspect, Kehinde, also confessed that he switched off their victim’s generator when they got to his house.
He added that investigation revealed that Adeniyi was notified of the plot to attack the late commandant by Emannuel, and that he was present at the scene of the murder.
“On behalf of the General Officer Commanding, 2 Division, Maj. Gen. Chukwunedum Abraham, I thank the Nigeria Police Force and the Department of State Services, Oyo State Command, for their invaluable support, without which very little progress would have been made in unearthing the circumstances surrounding the death of the late senior officer,” Anthiga said.