Friday 2 November 2012

We didn’t kill Oyerinde – Suspects

We didn’t kill Oyerinde – SuspectsThe suspects arrested by the State Security Services on Thursday said they were tortured and “promised many things” to admit to the killing of Private Secretary to Governor Adams Oshiomhole, Comrade Olaitan Oyerinde.
Oyerinde was killed on May 4 at his Benin City residence at about 2am.
The three suspects spoke to Journalists shortly before they were arraigned before an Oredo Magistrate Court.
They said they had participated in several robberies but were not involved in the killing of Olaitan.
The suspects are Raymond Dregbo (24), Edeh Chikezie (32) and Mohammed Ibrahim.
Raymond said, “They beat me to say what I didn’t do. I didn’t go to Oyerinde’s house. I don’t know his house. I took them to the house we robbed where we collected N48, 000 and I got N8, 000. We didn’t shoot anybody there. They are holding us for robbery but we didn’t kill Oyerinde.”
The second suspect, Mohammed, said he was arrested along Water Resources and that the SSS promised many things for them to admit to killing Olaitan.
He said it was his personal phone that the SSS paraded as Olaitan’s and that the gun also paraded was not theirs.
“I admitted because of the dehumanising treatment they gave us. We later discovered that what they were saying about us didn’t concern us.”
Presiding Magistrate, Edo Asemota, ordered the suspects remanded in prison custody and requested that the case file be duplicated and sent to the Directorate of Public Prosecution for advice.

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