Two suspects alleged to have been accused of the disappearance of a motorcyclist popularly known as “Okada man” after his Bike was snatched, have been arrested in Bayelsa state.
BIGPEN understands the whereabouts of motorcyclist who was last seen with one of the suspects, had triggered the investigation by the police who later discovered the victim’s corpse in the bush.
The deceased was reportedly killed after the suspects snatched his motorcycle on Saturday, August 15, 2020 and dumped his corpse in the bush.
State Police Public Relations Officer, Asinim Butswat, who confirmed the development in a statement on Friday, said that operatives of the Anti-Kidnapping unit of Bayelsa State Command has unravel the mystery behind the disappearance of one Israel Francis 24 years, on 15 August, 2020.
“The deceased was declared missing on 16 August 2020. The Anti Kidnapping team reasonably suspected one Temitope Sunday who was seen with the deceased before his sudden disappearance.
“Upon interrogation the suspect confessed to have robbed the deceased of his motorcycle and other valuables, killed him and dumped his corpse in a bush at Toru-Orua, Sagbama Local Government Area.
“The suspect confessed to have conspired with one Mubashiru Isa and one other to commit the crime, he led the Anti kidnapping team to the bush where the remains of the deceased were recovered.
“The Motorcycle was also recovered from Mubashiru Isa. Investigation is ongoing”, the statement added.