Days after one Mutiu Agbosasa was murdered in Ikorodu shortly after he returned to Nigeria from the United States, the Lagos State Commissoner of Police has ordered an indepth investigation to unravel and dig deep into the death of the chartered accountant.
WITHIN NIGERIA learnt that the security guard of the deceased who lived for 45 years in United States has been arrested and placed in custody for questioning after reporting the incident to Ijede Police Station.
The 44-year-old security guard identified as Adamu revealed that it did not occur to him to call neighbouring security guards for help, said he was sent to alert the police about the attack by his boss.
The Statement of the Lagos State Police Command reads thus:
“The Commissioner of Police Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu psc has ordered an in depth investigation into the death of one Mutiu Agbosasa ‘m’ of Ginti Estate, Ijede, Ikorodu. On 15/12/2019 at about 2.30am one Rohis Adamu Dana ‘m’ a security man working with the said Mutiu Agbosasa reported at Ijede Police Station that his boss send him to call the Police. A team of Policemen led by the Divisional Police Officer rushed to the scene. Police found the corpse of the victim in his vehicle burnt beyond recognition.
“The crime scene was cordoned off for forensic examination. Homicide detectives and forensic experts from the State Criminal Investigation Department were deployed to the scene for analysis. The corpse of the deceased person was evacuated to hospital for autopsy. The security guard who is 44 days old in the employment, was placed into custody for questioning.
In his statement, he stated that, “On 14/12/2019 at about 10.30pm, he opened the gate for his boss to drive into the house and while closing the gate, four strange men entered the house through the pedestrian gate. That he heard his boss shouting that he should run and call the Police. That it did not occurred to him to call neighbouring security guards for help. Investigation is ongoing with a view to unravel the circumstances surrounding his death and to identify those behind the gruesome murder. Meanwhile, security is beefed up in the Estate”.