The police in Lagos state has arrested and paraded two suspected killers of a former Ogun State Permanent Secretary, Femi Egbeoluwa, and his wife, Funmi, who were murdered in their Ikeja residence on March 19, 2023.
Parading the suspects before newsmen on Thursday, May 25, the spokesperson of the state police command, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, said the suspects were the slain couple’s former driver, Wale Adeyemo, and his accomplice, Kingsley Chibueze. He said Adeyemo resigned as the couple’s driver during the naira scarcity period and was paid off. The PPRO said after squandering the money in less than two weeks, Adeyemo approached 26-year-old Chibueze and conspired with him to attack the couple.
“You will recall that on “March 19, 2023, in Ikeja, an elderly couple were murdered in their house and the murderers stole lots of valuables, phones, and money. We were yet to ascertain the exact amounts they stole but they are in dollars and naira. Based on our intelligence and our investigation, we have been able to arrest Wale Adeyemo and Kingsley Chibueze.
Wale was the driver of the couple, and during the cash crunch, the driver approached the elderly couple and requested to be paid off, he said he was no longer interested in working for them. The elderly couple paid him off. But in less than two weeks, he had squandered the money and being an insider who knows their movements and everything about the house, he recruited Kingsley Chibueze and they stormed the couple’s house, murdered them and also attacked the housemaid. From the attack, it was obvious their intent was also to kill her but she survived.”Hundeyin said
He further stated that Adeyemo and Chibueze would be prosecuted as soon as possible, while efforts are being made to apprehend the third suspect.