Six arrested for killing commandant

The Nigerian Army, 2 Division , has arrested a gang of six men for

allegedly killing the Commandant of the Command Secondary School,

Ibadan , Oyo State, Col. Anthony Okeyim .

The commandant was killed in December 12 , 2016, on the school premises .

It was reported that the deceased was strangled.

Autopsy report said the deceased died as a result of "rise in

intracranial pressure from intracranial haemorrhage caused by fracture

of the skull. "

Okeyim was promoted to the rank of brigadier three weeks before his

death , but he had yet to be decorated with the rank before he was

murdered .

The arrested suspects, who were paraded by the Nigerian Army in Ibadan

, were said to have played various roles in the killing of Okeyim .

The suspects are Solomon Emmanuel , 20 ; Bibisoye Kehinde, aka Efrebor

, 27 ; Taiwo Adeniyi , 34 ; Ewere Andrew , 25 ; Ephraim Obi, 38 ; and

Udobata Onusa, aka Kaka, 28 .

Deputy Director , Public Relations , 2 Division of the Nigerian Army,

Ibadan , Col . Timothy Antigha , said a Samsung X4 mobile phone, which

was stolen from Okeyim helped in apprehending the killers , adding

that it was found in Emmanuel ' s possession .

Anthiga said Emmanuel , who claimed to have got the handset from

Adeniyi , also confessed that on the night of December 11 , 2016, he

and the other suspects went to the school in a Toyota Camry belonging

to him. Anthiga said another suspect , Kehinde, also confessed that he

switched off their victim 's generator when they got to his house .

He added that investigation revealed that Adeniyi was notified of the

plot to attack the late commandant by Emannuel , and that he was

present at the scene of the murder.

" On behalf of the General Officer Commanding , 2 Division , Maj . Gen

. Chukwunedum Abraham , I thank the Nigeria Police Force and the

Department of State Services , Oyo State Command , for their

invaluable support , without which very little progress would have

been made in unearthing the circumstances surrounding the death of the

late senior officer ," Anthiga said.

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