Two security guards, Taisu Abubakar, 23 and Ayuba Idris, 20 have confessed killing their boss and his daughter in Akure, the Ondo State capital.
The suspects, who were paraded at the headquarters of the Ondo State Command of the Nigeria Police, narrated how they committed the crime following their arrest after fleeing Akure to Kano.
It was gathered that two suspects, who hailed from Sokoto, after overdosing on Tramadol, allegedly strangulated their Ghanaian boss, Richard Kwakye, aged 71 as well as his 27-year-old daughter, Cynthia Tope Kwakye, a student of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko, who was waiting for the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC call-up before her gruesome murder.
The incident happened at deceased residence at Ojomo Akintan Estate located at Olu Foam area of Akure, the Ondo State capital.
According to one of the suspects, Taisu Abubakar, who has been working as security guard for the deceased for two years, they were already high on Tramadol when they used a naked cable to strangulate the late Kwakye without any justification.
He also stated that in order to cover up their track, they also killed his daughter, Cynthia, who was at home at the time of the incident.
“We didn’t know why we killed him. It was after we took Tramadol that the thought came to us and we planned it.
“He was a nice man to us. Even our salary he does not deprive us of it.
“It was after we had killed him that we realized what we have done. We decided to kill his daughter who was at home to in order cover our track.
“After the killing, I fled to Kano where I was arrested while Yakub, who joined me five months ago as security guard was nabbed in Sokoto.
Confirming the incident, the Ondo State Commissioner of Police, Undie Adie, stated that it took the spirited efforts of detectives from the state command to track the suspected killers.
He also revealed that one of the suspects was nabbed in Kano State while the other was apprehended in Sokoto State after which they led his officers back to Akure where they dumped the bodies of the deceased which were already decomposing.
“On the 2nd of May, 2019, at about 0830hrs one Mr. Ojo Adegbusuyi ‘m’ of km 31, Ilesha/Owo expressway, Akure reported that one Kwakye Kwaku Richard‘m’ Aged 71 years and one Kwakye Tope ‘f’ Aged 27 years daughter of Mr. Richard with their two Hausa security guards were missing from their residents at Ojomo Akintan Estate, Olu FOAM Ilesha/Owo expressway Akure, Ondo State and that all effort to trace their whereabout proved abortive.
“On receipt of this report, detectives from this Command swung into action and one Ayuba Idris ‘m’ Aged 20 years that happened to be one of their security guards was arrested in Kano State on May 16, 2019. The handset of the missing person and his suits were recovered from him.
“Upon interrogation, he confessed that he and the second security guard named Taisu Abubakar ‘m’ knew where the two missing persons were. He led detectives to a building at Ojomo Akintan Estate, Olu foam, Ilesha/Owo expressway Akure, Ondo State where the decomposed bodies of Kwakye Kwaku Richard ‘m’ and Kwakye Tope ‘f’ earlier declared missing were found and evacuated to the State Hospital Mortuary, Akure for autopsy.
The Police boss added that, “On the 28th of May, 2019, detectives also tracked down the alleged Taisu Abubakar‘m’ Aged 23 years in Sokoto State. One of the victim’s laptop computers and some clothes were recovered from him. Upon interrogation, he also confessed to the murder of the victims.
“The two suspects initially said that they killed the 71-year-old Kwakye Kwaku Richard, who was their employer because he refused to pay their three months’ salary arrears. They, however, later recanted their claim by admitting that the deceased did not owe them any salary. They said that they also decided to kill the daughter on the same day in order to cover their track since she saw them the day they killed her father.
Undie maintained that the suspect will be charged to court.