I Was Identified, Hence We Killed The Couple, Suspect Confesses

Lagos Police Boss Idowu Owohunwa

By Frank Oshanugor

A driver Adeyemo Wale employed to drive Mr. Femi Ebeoluwa and his wife Funmi who were recently murdered in their residence on Allen Avenue, Ikeja, Lagos, has confessed that he and his gang members killed them because they recognized him during operation.

He said the operation went awry when he was identified by the couple and he decided to wipe them and their female domestic staff, adding that while the house help survived the attack, the couple died.

The suspect Wale and one other gang member who were arrested for the murder of the couple were among 40 other crime suspects paraded on Thursday by the Lagos State Police Commissioner of Police , Mr. Idowu Owohunwa, at Police Officers’ Mess , Ikeja.

Wale confessed to the police that he hired two robbers to perpetrate the dastardly act, explaining that, “I used to work for the Ebeoluwas. One day, ,I told them to pay me off as I didn’t want to work for them again.They actually paid me off, but few weeks, I squandered the money, so I was thinking of what to do. I later hired two persons to follow me for the robbery. It was while we were at home that my former employer and his wife identified me ,so I had to kill them.”

He said that his attempt to also kill the female domestic worker who also identified him, failed as she was found unconscious when the Police arrived.

Wale told detectives that: ” I didn’t want to kill them. I only wanted to collect money and leave . I didn’t know they were preparing to travel the next day for medical check up. It was just a coincidence. We went to his office first but didn’t see oga, before going to the house.

” We attacked Madam first . The plan was just to scare them and collect money. But she recognized me . We didn’t use knife or gun. We used wedge shoe to hit her. We also used wood , pliers and our fists on her until she passed out. We met her downstairs.

“Thereafter, we went upstairs and met oga, who was not very strong.
“The maid recognized me too. We beat her until she passed out. We didn’t know she did not die”.
Owohunwa who was represented by Lagos State Police Publlic Relations Officer (PPRO) SP Benjamin Hudenyin, while reeling out the achievements of the command in the last one month, said, “investigation revealed that Wale who was formerly an employee of the couple, requested to be paid off and was obliged sometime in February during the cash crunch . He recruited Kingsley to aid his plans of robbing the victims.

“The robbery then led to the gruesome murder of the couple and vicious attack of the housemaid. The suspects went away with unaccounted sum of money in Dollars and Naira with two Samsung smart phones”
One of the suspects hired by Wale is still on the run, while the police have stepped up manhunt for him.”

The remains of the couple were interred last week Wednesday according to the police.

Written by: Frank Oshanugor

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