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Man arrested over murder of Aso Rock official

Man arrested over murder of Aso Rock official
February 19
21:49 2020

The police have announced the arrest of one Edirin Ohonre who is suspected to have been involved in the killing of Laetitia Dagan, a state house official.

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In a statement on Wednesday, Anjuguri Manzah, spokesman of the federal capital territory (FCT) police command, said the suspect is currently being interrogated.

Dagan, who was assistant director of administration at Aso Rock, Nigeria’s seat of power, was murdered at her Abuja residence on Monday.

In a statement, the presidency said she was killed not long after she returned home from work.

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Manzah said Ohonre is helping the police to trail other suspects involved in the crime.

He said: “Preliminary investigation into the suspected murder by the Criminal Investigation Department of the FCT Police Command led to the arrest of one Edirin Ohonre who is suspected to have conspired with others now at large to perpetrate the crime.

“The suspect, who is currently under interrogation, is assisting the team of police detectives with information that will lead to the arrest of the other suspects connected to the crime, that are now at large.

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“While commiserating with the family, friends, and colleagues of the deceased on the unfortunate incident, the FCT Police Command is assuring members of the public that it has deployed relevant investigative tools to unravel the circumstances surrounding the victim’s unfortunate death and ensure the arrest and prosecution of suspects behind the heinous act.

“The command is urging members of the public to disregard insinuations making the rounds in some social media platforms, and also wish to appeal to the members of the public to desist from pre-empting the ongoing police investigation.”

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