The Ogun State Police have displayed the individuals accused of committing the murder of former Central Bank of Nigeria employee, Kehinde Fatinoye, his wife Bukola Fatinoye, and their son Oreoluwa Fatinoye.
The parade was held on Friday at the Ogun State Police Headquarters located in the capital city of Abeokuta.
The Public Relations Officer for Ogun State, Abimbola Oyeyemi, revealed that the confessed killer, the driver of the deceased, Lekan Adekanbi, had admitted to hiring two other men to assist in collecting money from his boss.
According to Oyeyemi, the suspects demanded a cash transfer and once they received the alert, they feared being tracked and decided to kill the Fatinoyes.
The driver had escaped from police custody on January 2 but was traced to his elder brother’s residence in Iseyin, Oyo State. However, Adekanbi had already left the area before the arrival of the police.
The police intensified their search efforts, and Adekanbi was eventually captured in his hiding place in Abeokuta on January 21.
During interrogation, Adekanbi, who had been driving the victims since 2018, “confessed to being the mastermind of the dastardly act.”
Oyeyemi said: “He invited the other two suspects Ahmed Odetola (aka Akamo) and Waheed Adeniyi (aka Koffi) to join him to rob the couple.
“He confessed further that he took the step because the couple refused to increase his salary, and that he approached them for a loan to buy a motorcycle, but they didn’t oblige him.”
He had told the police that he and his ‘hired killers’ waited for the couple to return from the New Year Crossover Service because he had access to the house, saying they “pounced on them immediately they entered the house.”
He added that the Alsatian dog in the house did not attack him because the dog was very familiar with him being the person who used to feed it.