On Wednesday, the State Security Service, SSS, paraded suspected six armed robbery gang which allegedly killed Olaitan Oyerinde, the Principal Private Secretary to Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State.
The suspects' names were given as Raymond Onajite Origbo, Mohammed Ibrahim Abdulahi, Saidu Yakubu, Chikezie Edeh,Hassan Bashiru, and Sani Abdullahi Abubakar
|Rev. David Ogolor|
The suspects who were who admitted the crime spoketo reporters, openly confessed to have killed the late Olaitan Oyerinde, but said their action was in self defence, as he made his way to the bedroom after release of a shot to intimidate him.
They said they were armed robbers and had gone to the late Oyerinde’s residence purely on a robbery mission.
A twist to the story is an information which reached us earlier was that one Rev. David Ugolor, a known activist, was also arrested in connection with the killing of Olaiton. It was reported that one of the suspects told police interrogators that he was offered N20m for the job which he had received advance of N200,000.
Rev Ogolor was arrested after the suspect named one “David” as the sponsor of the murder.
Police sources said the suspect identified Rev. Ugolor during an identification parade as the “David” that sponsored the killing.
Rev. Ugolor who appears to be a friend of the late Olaiton's family was said to have had a drink with Olaiton the night he was shot. He was also the first person that Olaitan’s wife called to take him to the hospital after he was shot.
However, Rev. Ugolor is claiming that he is being framed up for the murder of Olaitan.
More also, the paraded robbers at SSS Headquarters, Abuja yesterday, did to mention Rev Ogolor as their member or sponsor.