Kwara Police Command has arrested three persons in connection with the dismembered corpse of the Chairman of the Tricycle Owners and Riders Association of Nigeria (TOAN), Idiose Alorin, Mr Musibau Aliu, which was found in the Oko-Olowo area in Ilorin South local government area of Kwara State on Tuesday.

The three suspects in police custody are Abdullahi Ibrahim of Medina Area,Ismaila Ajirerin from Akata Compound, and Adeola Adeosun from Omo Compound, Eruda, all in Ilorin.

Musbau had been declared missing since last Friday by his relatives.

Reports gathered that Musbau’s head, two wrists, private part, and buttocks had been severed from his body when the corpse was found on Monday after days of search by the family.

“It was the owner of the building where Musbau’s corpse was found that reported the matter at the Oloje police station,” a source told our correspondent.

The Chairman of the Tricycle Park at Alore/Isale-Banni, Ilorin, Mal. Gafari Imam, who earlier confirmed the incident, added that, “It was on Saturday morning that his family and colleagues came to me and said that they had not seen him since 6:00 pm on Friday.

“We have held a prayer today (Tuesday) at their family house for Almighty Allah to expose whoever is behind this dastardly act as soon as possible. I have never experienced such before in my life.”

The spokesperson of the State Police Command, DSP Toun Ejire-Adeyemi, who confirmed the incident Tuesday evening, said in a statement, “The Kwara State Police Command wishes to provide an update on the ongoing investigation into a case of culpable homicide reported on March 10th, 2024, at about 10:00 hrs.”

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The statement added that “Mr Olarenwaju Saliman of Alore Area, Ilorin, reported a disturbing incident involving his brother, Mr Musibau Aliu, at G Division, Oloje. According to Mr Saliman, his brother left home on March 8th, 2024, at around 17:00 hrs with his tricycle for commercial purposes and has since not returned home.

“Despite exhaustive efforts to trace him, including repeated calls to his phone number, which were unanswered, Mr Aliu remained missing.”

It added that “On March 10th, 2024, at about 13:30 hrs, the command received information regarding the discovery of a headless corpse in an uncompleted building along Okolowo Expressway, by Daru-Salam Area.

“Upon arrival at the scene, a decomposing male corpse was found with its head, part of the buttocks, and both wrists severed. It was later confirmed by Mr. Saliman that the deceased was indeed his missing brother, Mr. Musibau Aliu.

“The deceased was identified as the Chairman of the Tricycle Owners and Riders Association of Nigeria (TOAN), Idiose Alorin.

“Following swift investigation, three suspects have been apprehended in connection with this heinous crime,” the statement said.

The Kwara State Police Command, which sympathised with the family of Mr. Musibau Aliu during this period of grief, assured that it was “committed to exhaustively pursuing the perpetrators of this dastardly act. Investigation into this tragic incident is ongoing with a view towards ensuring justice.”

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