The suspect, Idris, allegedly conspired with others to rob the petrol station and committed the murder in the process.
Members of the Nigeria Hunters and Forest Security Service (NHFSS) have arrested four persons linked to the murder of a petrol station operator in Ikire, Osun State.
The suspects were arrested by the hunters on Sunday, September 4, 2022.
According to a source in the Ikire area of Osun State, one of the suspects, Idris, was trailed to Ako Area of the town where he was eventually nabbed by the hunters.
The source added that after his arrest, the suspect named five persons involved in the attack on the petrol station operator.
“Apart from Idris, three of the five other persons he named as involved in the murder were arrested by the hunters before daybreak on Sunday and immediately handed over to the police in Ikire,” the source said.
Idris confessed to the crime and said the deceased was hit on the head with a tool when they attacked his petrol station.
The spokesperson of the Osun State Police Command, Yemisi Opalola, confirmed the arrest and said she would shortly address the public on the outcome of the investigations being launched.
Meanwhile, officers from the Katsina Police Command seized 185 sealed packets of Indian hemp and arrested a 58-year-old Abdulrazak Ajibade, who is suspected to be in possession of the commodity.
“Ajibade, who hails from Offa Local Government Area (LGA) of Kwara State, was arrested on the Katsina-Dutsinma road in a maroon Volkswagen with registration number JBY 311 AA.
“During investigation, a search of the vehicle recovered 185 neatly sealed packets of dried leaves suspected to be Indian hemp,” the police said.
Ajibade, however, confessed to the crime and is assisting the police in their investigation.