Two Ghanaian men who were working as security guards have been arrested for allegedly killing their employer and his daughter for not paying them salary for a period of three months.
The victim Kwakye Kwaku Richard, aged 71 years and his daughter Kwakye Tope aged 27 were reportedly murdered in cold blood and buried in a shallow grave in the bush, a case that led to the arrest of the guards identified as Ayuba Idris and Taisu Abubakar.
The state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Undie Adie who confirmed the incident, disclosed that the two suspects had been arrested by his men, Sun News reports.
He said a certain man by the name of Mr. Ojo Adegbusuyi reported the incident to the state police command, after which his men swung into action and eventually arrested the suspected killers.
He said the suspected killers were employed as guards by the deceased at his residence located at Olu Foam area along Ilesha-Owo expressway in Akure.
He said that Ayuba Idris aged 20 years who was one of the security guards was arrested in Kano State on May 16, 2019.
He disclosed further that the handset of the deceased person and his suits were recovered from him, and upon interrogation, he confessed that he and his partner named Taisu Abubakar killed their principal.
According to the police boss, the suspect thereafter led the detectives to a building in Olu Foam area where the decomposed bodies of Kwakye Kwaku Richard and Kwakye Tope earlier declared missing were found.
Officers later evacuated the decomposed bodies and deposited them at the State Hospital Mortuary, Akure for autopsy.
On May 28, 2019, the detectives also tracked down the other suspect, Taisu Abubakar in Sokoto State and one of the deceased’s laptop computers and some clothes were recovered from him.
Upon interrogation, they confessed to the murder of the victims because he refused to pay their three months salary arrears.
They said that they also decided to kill the daughter on the same day because she saw them the day they killed her father.
Mr. Adie, however, assured that the suspects would be charged to court on completion of their investigation.