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JUST IN: Police arrest suspects who killed Ogun couple, son on New Year’s day

The Ogun State Police Command has arrested all suspects involved in the killing of a couple, Kehinde Fatinoye and Bukola Fatinoye, on 1st January, in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital.

The killers also murdered their only surviving son, Oreoluwa Fatinoye, who was thrown into a river alongside a family friend.

While Master Oreoluwa died, the family friend survived and later escaped through the river bank.

Around 3:07 p.m. on Thursday, the Command’s Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, confirmed this through a Facebook post.

Mr Oyeyemi said three persons involved in the killing, including a prime suspect who had earlier escaped from police custody, Lekan Adekanbi, have all been arrested by the police.

A source said there is a high chance that the suspects will be paraded later in the week.
The Killing

After killing the couple, the assailants burnt their remains and house, located in Ibara Government Reservation Area, Abeokuta.

Till their death, Mr Kehinde worked with the Central Bank of Nigeria, while his wife, Bukola, worked with the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta.

Mr and Mrs Fatinoye were murdered on 1st January by unknown assailants after returning home from a midnight service usually organised by churches to welcome a new year.

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