The 2 Division, Nigerian Army, Ibadan, yesterday, said the killing, of Colonel Anthony Okeyim, Commandant, Command Secondary School, Apata, Ibadan, on December 12, 2016 was masterminded by a student, who was expelled over a case of theft. The revelation was made, yesterday the 19th of January, 2017, when the Division paraded six suspects arrested in connection with the Commandant’s death.
The command had earlier informed the public that the late Okeyim died as a result of a rise in intracranial pressure from intracranial haemorrhage caused by a fracture of the skull.
Presenting the suspects to newsmen, Colonel Timothy Antigha, Deputy Director, Public Relations, 2 Division, Nigerian Army, the investigation conducted showed that the suspects played varying roles in the killing of Okeyim. The suspects reportedly went to the Command Secondary School, Apata, with their Toyota Camry car to kill the officer in his house. The alleged killer of the senior officer then stole his (Okeyim’s) Samsung X4 phone and it was through this action that helped the authorities to arrest the suspects.
The DDPR, further continued that one of the suspects was a student of the school, who was expelled earlier by the school authorities over alleged theft. It was he who gave the other suspects the logistics, leading to the death of the senior officer. He said that the Army was able to arrest the suspects through its active collaboration with the Oyo State Police Command and Department of State Services, DSS. According to him,
“on behalf of the General Officer Commanding 2 Division, Maj.-Gen. Chukwunedum Abraham, I thank the Nigeria Police and DSS, Oyo State Command, for their support. “Without the support, very little progress would have been made in unearthing the circumstances surrounding the death of the late senior officer.”
Also speaking, Colonel Abdullahi Ibrahim, Commander, 2 Division, Provost Group, assured the public that despite the incident, the Command Secondary School, Apata, Ibadan, still remains a secure place to live in and for parents to send their children to.