One Tobi Kodaolu, 20, has recounted how he lured a commercial motorcyclist, Oni Oluwajuwon, into the bush and killed him in Ogun State.
The suspect was arrested alongside his sibling, Kehinde Kodaolu, 16, and another suspect, Hammed Babalola, 18, after committing the crime, last Wednesday, at Iyana Efon via Orile-Ilugun.
The suspect, who is a farm laborer, revealed that he had known Oluwajuwon in the neighborhood and on a fateful day, he requested for his service, which he readily obliged.
Tobi said when they got into a thick bush, he asked the motorcyclist to stop and he began to machete him. “I used my cutlass to cut him many times. And when he was gasping for air and certainly dying, I took away his motorcycle.
I later came to meet them (referring to his accomplices) and we headed for Abeokuta,” he said. The suspect said he intended to use the motorcycle for commercial purposes in Abeokuta.
Though the accomplices said the suspected murderer admitted them into an oath of secrecy a week before the killing and robbery, Tobi maintained that his sibling and the other suspect were not involved in the killing.
The Ogun State Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Iliyasu, said the remains of Babalola were abandoned at the scene of the crime and that the suspects have been responsible for the series of motorcycle snatching in the area.