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Man who paid assailants N500,000 to kill Ogun land owner arrested

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A man , Idowu Shorunke , has been arrested by men of Ogun State Police Command alongside two assailants he contracted to kill a 55-year -old land owner, Razaq Shotunde .
The assailants reportedly killed Shotunde on Christmas Day by smashing his head on the way to his Solomo village in the Obafemi -Owode Local Government Area of the state.
The state Police Public Relations Officer , DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi , disclosed this on Wednesday in a statement .
Oyeyemi said the assailants, Daniel Ikwe and Micheal Tedungbe , were arrested following a distress call to policemen at Owode -Egba division.
He said the Police were told that the landowner was found dead along the road leading to Baseye village , with his head smashed with a heavy object .
He said, “Upon the distress call, the DPO Owode -Egba division, CSP Mathew Ediae , mobilized detectives to the scene from where they started a thorough investigation .
“Their efforts yielded positive results when one of the suspects was arrested with the help of people in the community .
“The suspect led the police to his accomplice who was also apprehended .
“The two suspects informed the police that it was Idowu Shorunke who contracted them to eliminate the deceased .
“Their confession led the police to his house where he was promptly arrested.
“On interrogation , the duo of Daniel Ikwe and Micheal Tedungbe confessed that they killed the man on the order of Shorunke who promised them N500 , 000 . ”
The PPRO said Shorunke admitted being the one who contracted the men to kill the land owner because of an issue over a portion of land .
He said the Commissioner of Police , Edward Ajogun , had ordered further investigation and prosecution .
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