The police command in Osun State says it has arrested two suspects over alleged robbery and beheading of a rice dealer.

The State Commissioner of Police, Mr Fimihan Adeoye, made this known while parading the suspects and other crime suspects at the Police Headquarters on Thursday in Osogbo.

Adeoye said the arrested suspects were contracted to kill one Isiaka Sanusi, a 43-year-old businessman, on May 14, 2018, at about 9pm, along Iwo Road, Osogbo.

He said one Yekini Ayinde, also known as ‘Abija’, (a principal suspect still at large) had contacted the deceased to supply him 500 bags of rice.

He said the deceased, who was lured into making the supply in Osogbo, from Saki in Oyo State, lodged in a hotel after the goods were supplied, from where he was later taken out to be killed.

He said Ayinde contracted the arrested suspects, Dauda Amusat, known as Adasi and Pariola Kabiru, with five others, to kill the businessman after collecting the money initially paid to him for the supply.

He said Amusat and his gang killed the victim by cutting off his head, and later confessed to how four members of the gang took away the head for ritual purpose.

Adeoye said three of the seven-man gang had earlier been arrested and charged to court, and that the newly arrested suspects would equally be charged after completion of investigation.

He said the principal suspect in the case, Ayinde, was however still at large, but promised that the command would do the needful to ensure his arrest.

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