CRIME: Nigerian Army parades alleged killers of colonel
The 2 Division of the Nigerian Army, Ibadan, on Wednesday paraded six suspects who allegedly killed Anthony Okeyim, former Commandant, Command Secondary School, Apata, Ibadan.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the lifeless body of Mr. Okeyim, a colonel, was found at the premises of the school on December 12, 2016.
The command had earlier informed the public that the
late Mr. Okeyim died as a result of rise in intracranial pressure from intracranial haemorrhage caused by fracture of the skull.
Presenting the suspects to journalists, Timothy Antigha, spokesperson of the Division, said that investigation conducted showed that the suspects played varying roles in the killing of the officer.
Mr. Antigha, a colonel, said that the alleged killer of the senior officer stole his Samsung X4 phone and this helped in arresting the suspects.
He said that the suspects went to the Command Secondary School, Apata, with their Toyota Camry Car to kill the officer in his house.
Mr. Antigha said that one of the suspects was a student of the school who was expelled earlier by the school authorities for alleged theft.
He said that the student gave the other suspects the logistics leading to the death of the senior officer.
Mr. Antigha said that the Army was able to arrest the suspects with active collaboration of the Oyo State Police Command and State Security Services, SSS.
“On behalf of the General Officer Commanding 2 Division, Maj.-Gen. Chukwunedum Abraham, I thank the Nigeria Police and Department of State Services (DSS), Oyo State Command, for their support.
“Without the support, very little progress would have been made in unearthing the circumstances surrounding the death of the late senior officer,” he said.
Also speaking, Abdullahi Ibrahim , Commander 2 Division Provost Group, advised parents to monitor their children over the type of friends they related with.
Mr. Ibrahim, a colonel, assured the public that despite the sad incident the Command Secondary School, Apata, Ibadan, was a secure environment.