A stalwart of Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC) in Ikere-Ekiti, in Ikere Local Government Area of Ekiti State, Dele Olorunfemi, has been arrested over alleged murder of a student, Faramo Tope.
The deceased, who was said to be a student of University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN), College of Education, Ikere-Ekiti Centre, was said to have been killed at about 9.30 pm on Wednesday.
Tope was shot dead on a commercial motorbike. The deceased was hit by bullets allegedly fired by some OPC men led by Olorunfemi.
Residents who pleaded anonymity disclosed that Tope was shot along Winners’ Chapel area of the town but the corpse of the deceased was dumped behind College Demonstration School.
Sources disclosed that the commercial motorcyclist who witnessed the killing of his passenger and identified the suspects reported the incident at Anaye Police Station in Uro Quarters of the town.
The report of the alleged murder led to the arrest of Olorunfemi who was detained at the station before he was transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID).
Residents of the area where the corpse was dumped also reported the killing at the same police station.
Meanwhile, the corpse of the student has been deposited at the State Specialist Hospital, along Ise Road, Ikere-Ekiti.
While a cleric, Pastor David Owotobi, said the corpse was dumped when members of his church were having all night prayer.
Owotobi said: “After our programme in the church, our members were going back home and they came back to report that a corpse was dropped very close to our church.
“I went there when and I saw the corpse there; on the second day very early in the morning, I went to the police station to report what
happened on our street.”
Confirming the incident in a telephone chat, the Commissioner of Police, Mr. Abdullahi Chafe, said only one person has been arrested.
Chafe said: “I can confirm that such an incident occurred, one person has been arrested and he will be transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID) for further investigation.