LAGOS, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA)- The Homicide Section of the Lagos State Police Command have arrested three persons over the violent murder of a 36-year-old teacher, Idowu Hamzat, in the Eredo area of Epe, Lagos.
The deceased, who is based in Ibadan, Oyo State, was allegedly killed by the three suspects identified as Kazeem Apena, Agbomeji Nojeem and Omobowale, in the Eredo area of Epe.
The deceased was beaten to death by the suspects over a yet-to-be ascertained issue.
A resident of the area, who witnessed the incident on Saturday night, alerted members of a vigilante group, who contacted the Police.
A mobile telephone and an identification card on the corpse, according to a resident, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, assisted in tracing family members of the deceased.
The resident said: “He was beaten to death by about 10 men. Nobody knew what he did. The identification card found on him by members of the vigilante group showed he was a teacher in Ibadan.
“From the contacts in his phone, they contacted his parents. They (parents) expressed shock on hearing their son was in Epe. His parents came over the weekend. They said their son had not been to Epe before.”
Spokesman for the Lagos State Police Command, Benjamin Hudenyin, who confirmed the arrest of the suspects said the suspects have been moved to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, SC IID, Yaba for further investigation.