Guards blame tramadol, cannabis for ‘murder’ of boss in Ondo

Nigerian police

Police in Ondo have arrested two security guards for alleged murder of their boss, Richard Kwakye, and his daughter, Tope, at Ojomo Akintan Estate, Olu Foam area of Akure.

The suspects, Tasiu Abubakar and Ayuba Idris, while being paraded at the command’s headquarters on Monday blamed tramadol and cannabis for the murder.

The incident was said to have occurred in May.

Ondo police commissioner, Undie Adie, said the suspects fled the state after committing the said crime but were arrested in Sokoto and Kano States.

“Upon receipt of the report of the incident, detectives from this command swung into action and Ayuba Idris, 20, was arrested in Kano State on May 16, 2019. The handset of the missing person, Richard, and his suits were recovered from him.

“Upon interrogation, he confessed that he and the second security guard, Taisu Abubakar, knew where the two missing persons were. He led detectives to a building on the Ojomo Akintan Estate, Olu Foam area of Akure, where the decomposing bodies of Richard Kwakye, 71, and Tope Kwakye, 27, were found,” Mr Adie said.

“The detectives also tracked down Taisu Abubakar, 23, in Sokoto State. One of the victims’ laptops and some clothes were recovered from him. Upon interrogation, he also confessed to the murder of the victims.

“Both suspects said that they decided to kill the daughter on the same day the father was murdered in order to cover their track because she saw them when they killed her father.”

Mr Abubakar told journalists that the deceased did not offend them but that they carried out the act under the influence of tramadol and Indian hemp.

The commissioner said the suspects would be charged to court.