The suspects were arrested on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at an abandoned construction company in Odogunyan area of Ikorodu, where they allegedly used as their base.
“They were arrested at about 10a.m. on Tuesday at AKS construction company abandoned building. One of the suspects escaped, while his locally made pistol was recovered,” the source told NAN.
The spokesman of the Command, DSP Bala Elkana, had earlier said three suspects were arrested in connection with the killing. Two bodies of the victims were dumped inside a septic tank.
The spokesman said that the command, on March 14 received a complaint from Ikorodu area that some unidentified persons approached one Alhaji Yakubu Musa and Alhaji Hassan Umaru, both operators of Bureau de Change at Benson area, Ikorodu.
Bala claimed that the suspects had informed them about a relation who just came into the country and needed to change some dollar (about N3.5million) which was initially requested that the payment will be made in a bank at Ikorodu.
Bala said on getting to the bank, the suspects moved the operators to an unknown destination and started demanding for ransom from their friends and relatives.
He said despite paying the sum of N1.6 million as ransom, the abductors refused to release the victims and nothing more was heard from them.
“The victims phones remained switched off. The Commissioner of police, CP Zubairu Muazu detailed the Commander, Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) to carryout an investigation into the matter with a view of rescuing the victims and apprehending the suspects.
“ Operatives from SARS Ipakodo base led by SP Godfrey Soriwei arrested three suspects. The suspects confessed to the commission of the crime and led operatives to their den at Ikorodu where they dumped the corpses in a septic tank,” he said.
NAN claimed to have tried to reach the police spokesman on the phone and also via text messages seeking confirmation of the arrests but was unreachable.