Operatives of the Force Criminal Investigations Department,Abuja have arrested five persons in connection with the murder of a land agent ,Yemi Taiwo , who died on the 8th of September 2020 ,four days after he alongside Femi Animasaun were abducted in the Isiwu area of Ikorodu .
The arrested suspects were identified as :Ola Tijani , Micheal James ,Ahmed Kasumu Tunde’ James and Kose A K A ” Sharp Shooter” and were arrested after a review of the video of the torture incident that led to the death of the land agent
The arrest of the suspects followed a directive from the office of the Inspector General of Police to FCID after a petition from the representatives of the survivor of the torture incident ,Femi Animasaun and the wife of the deceased Taiwo, Olabisi Taiwo .
The suspects were some of those ,who were identified in the viral video of the dehumanizing torture of the deceased Taiwo and Animasaun inside the premises of Ikorodu North Local Government .
Meanwhile the wife of the deceased Taiwo , and the survivor ,Animasaun and their families have raised the alarm over their safety following reported attacks and threat to their lives from suspected colleagues of the arrested susoects .
The duo of the deceased Taiwo and the survivor were reportedly on their way to the former’ s site in Isiwu on the 4th of September 2020 ,when they were abducted ,tortured , dehumanized and naked ,which resulted into Taiwo’ s death
The survivor,who claimed that his life has been under threat said that there had been attempts to kill him by those ,who saw him as a prime witness to the dastardly act.
Animasaun said that he had to be taken away from the hospital,where he was rushed to ,after it was uncovered that some people were trying to eliminate him .
The survivor narrated that “On the 4th of September 2020 Yemi and I were on our way to Isiwu to roof his building and when we got to the bus stop,some people attacked us and started beating us .”
” They dragged us into the village and more people , cultists,Vigilante members ,palace boys dragged us into the local government secretariat , stripped us naked, hit us with charms and other dangerous weapons ”
The survivor also stated that ” at a time ,I was about to die but Yemi was stronger and he kept assisting me and lifting me up, whenever they ordered us to stand up ”
He also commended the Inspector General of Police Usman Baba Alkali over the arrest of the susoects and pleaded with the police boss to call for the arrest of other members of the gang.
He said ” I want to thank the IG for arresting them .They have been boasting that they have a Godfather in Ikorodu , who is sponsoring them and that they have top police officers with them .”
” My life is not safe now .I had to be taken away from the hospital ,because my people heard that they were planning to kill me ,since I was the only witness .
The survivor identified other members of the gang as : Isiaka Owolegbon ,Rotimi Raji Akeem Tanimowo ,Ahmed Tijani Jimoh Julala , Abass Sido ,Akeem Afini,Kayode Raji ,Okemati Moshood ,Opeyemi Raji Abu Hassan ,Saeed Owolegbon , Mojeed Yejini,Taju Oji Waheed Taiku ,Segun Arowolo
Others according to Animasun are :Bello Kamoru Wasiu Sowemimo, Wale Ogunbela ,Lekan Jabintin ,Kareem Mabayoje , Adebowale Asebodunwa Waliu Gori ,Bode A K A Bodex ,Dada Doyin ,Taiye It’s, Kehinde and others .