Family demands arrest of daughter’s killers in Ogun
The family of a 22-year-old lady, Kabirat Sobola, who was allegedly killed by her boyfriend, Akeem Kabiru, has asked the police to go after all those involved in her death.
The victim was found dead in her room with knife cuts on her neck and other parts of her body.
The police arrested Kabiru after he was suspected to be involved in the murder.
The victim’s family spokesman, Kehinde Sobola, while speaking to our correspondent in Abeokuta, said three other accomplices in the murder had been released by the police.
Kehinde, who is a twin brother of the deceased’s father, said he was part of the team that discovered the corpse of the girl in her room.
He claimed that 26-year-old Kabiru, who was detained by the police and remanded in a custodial centre, had accomplices.
The victim’s uncle alleged that two of Kabirat’s friends were suspected to be involved in the killing.
Kehinde also complained that a herbalist and a cleric, whom the prime suspect reportedly sent the picture of the deceased to, had not been arrested.
He said he was at the police station when the prime suspect told the police that he sent the deceased’s picture to the duo.
“We want the government to intervene and ensure that justice is served and necessary investigations are done. Those responsible for Kabirat’s death must be brought to justice,” he added.
The Ogun State Police Public Relations, SP Abimbola Oyeyemi, allayed the fear of the family, adding that the matter had been taken over by the homicide department of the police.
The PPRO, however, cautioned the family against accusing innocent persons.
He said, “We have not released any suspect. The suspect is in a custodial centre. The matter is a murder case. It is a serious one. We cannot just arrest anyone, because it will take a long time for an innocent person to prove himself.”