Three Suspects Arrested For Killing Naval Officer In Ondo

Security men have arrested three suspects in connection with the alleged killing of a Naval Officer in  Idoani in Ose Local Government Area of Ondo State.

Additional information From Hope Newspaper

According to Police Sources,the murdered Naval Officer, M. Akingbagbohun was attached to the Navy School at Imeri.

The  three suspects; Ayo Agogo, Oyinbo Adida and one Francis, allegedly hacked the Naval Officer to death with iron rod, following a minor argument with an Okada passenger.

The officer was said to have  splashed water on one of the suspect  on motorbike along Unity Road in Idoani and he immediately waited to tender an apology.

The suspects were said to have turned down the apology and reportedly descended on the officer and beat him to stupor.

All efforts to save his life by sympathizers proved abortive as he could not make it to the General Hospital, Idoani.

A source said: “He stopped and alighted to apologize to the passengers. But rather than accept his pleas, the embittered youths descended on him and in the process, hit him with an iron in his chest which made him unconscious.

The three suspects have been arrested and are cooling their heads in  police net.

The incident had paralysed economic activities in the community, as schools, shops, residential buildings have been locked up for fear of reprisal attack from the Naval personnel.

Many residents have reportedly fled the town for fear of arrest while only the aged were observed  stayed indoors.

The e ever-bubbling community has remained a shadow of itself and was more like a ghost town, as only goats and fowls could be conspicuously seen on the streets of the community.

Chairman of the local government area, Dennis Adekunle called for calm as the council is already in contact with the school authority with a view to resolving the issue.

According to the council boss, some community leaders are currently meeting to send emissary to the Naval School at Imeri to pacify the authority.

He said the incident had paralysed economic activities within the town as markets, schools and other business centres were deserted as security agents have taken over the community.