The Nigeria Police Force on Tuesday said it had arrested suspected killers of Olalekan Ogunranti, Managing Director of Todays prints Ltd.
Mr. Ogunranti was killed after he was kidnapped by gunmen on May 16 in Osun State.
Police said they arrested five suspects.
This is contained in a statement issued by the Force Spokesman, Don Awunah, in Abuja.
He said that following the slow pace of the investigation, the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, ordered the Intelligence Response Team (IRT) to take over the matter.
“The Intelligence Response Team swung into action using all the technical resources of the Force available to them for the arrest of five prime suspects,” the statement said.
Mr. Awunah said the police first arrested one of the suspects, Coker Daniel, whose confession led to the discovery of Mr. Ogunranti’s corpse and subsequent arrest of the other suspects.
“Coker Daniel, one of the suspects and a 32 year old graduate, in his confessional statement led IRT operatives to Ibukun River in Ibukun local government area of Osun state where the mutilated body of the late Olalekan Ogunranti was recovered and deposited at LAUTECH Oshogbo as other suspects were arrested in Lagos and Ondo States respectively,” the statement said.
The other arrested suspects are Asimiyu Agboola, Adesina Meyidan, Ramoni Afolabi and Akeem Akorede. They were arrested in Lagos and Ondo States.
According to the statement, the suspects confessed to have kidnapped and murdered Mr. Ogunranti.