The Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) have arrested three persons for alleged kidnap and murder of two bureau de change (BDC) operators at Ikorodu, Lagos.

Alhaji Yakubu Musa and Alhaji Hassan Umoru, both from Kebbi State, were on March 14 abducted after they were lured by a gang to a place under the guise of changing money.

The victims were said to have gotten to the destination, only to be taken to an uncompleted building at Odogunyan, Ikorodu, where they were bound, swindled of N1.6million and shot dead.

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It was gathered that the gang had provided an account number where the victims transferred N1.6million into before killing them and dumping their bodies in a septic tank


Those arrested in connection to the crime, Oluwatosin Olarewaju, Mayowa Olawuni and Babatunde Idris, are assisting SARS operatives in their investigation.

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Narrating how the victims were killed, Olarewaju said it was the leader of the gang, identified as ‘Pencil’, who killed the victims.

Olarewaju, who admitted to have lured the victims, said they were killed because they already knew him, adding that ‘Pencil’ tore their clothes and used same to gag their mouths before shooting them dead.

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The Nation learnt that their arrest followed a directive from Police Commissioner Zubairu Muazu to his men to investigate the whereabouts of the operators, following complaints from their colleagues that they had gone missing.