The Ogun state police command has arrested a suspect in connection with the murder of a former official of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Kehinde Fatinoye, and his wife Bukola.
The couple was killed on New Year's day at their residence located within the Ibara Government Reservation Area (GRA), Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital. Afterward, they were set ablaze.
The deceased’s son and their domestic staff were reported missing after the attack, with family sources saying the killers had them.
The spokesperson for the Command, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said an investigation was ongoing to unravel the killers and their motives.
Oyeyemi, who confirmed the incident as a case of suspected assassination, said: "It is true that a couple was killed and set ablaze at their residence in Abeokuta, shortly after they returned from Cross Over Service.
"This is a clear case of assassination and we are not leaving any stone unturned to unravel those behind the killings.
"One person has been arrested by our operatives in connection to the incident. We will get to the root of the matter, as investigation has since begun."