A 26-year-old suspect, Adelaja Segun Moses, has been arrested by Lagos State Police Command for his alleged involvement in the kidnap and killing of a Chinese national in February 2020.
This was disclosed by the state Police Public Relations Officer, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, in an issued statement on Friday, March 12.
The PPRO said that Moses, of Emuren in Ogun State, was nabbed on Saturday March 6, 2021, at about 2am, in his place of abode during a sting operation.
The suspect, said to be a strong member of Aiye Confraternity, and his group members, kidnapped the Chinese national at Okunowa, Ijebu, in Ogun State, but kept him in their hideout at Otta-Agbowa Ikosi, Lagos State.
They were said to have killed their victim eventually, dumping his corpse in Agbowa-Ikosi river.
Up till date, the body of the killed Chinese had yet to be recovered, Adejobi stated.
In his confession, Moses disclosed that other members of the gang had been arrested by the Intelligence Responses Team, Force Intelligence Bureau, Abuja.
The PPRO said that the arrest had made the state Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, to order that the command’s Strike Team, which arrested Moses, to work with the Intelligence Response Team (IRT) on the investigation into the case.