Hardly would a day go bye without a new development to the case of three women that were tortured in a market in Ejigbo, Lagos State, western Nigeria.
* A file picture of the incident
On Friday, the Police named the three suspects earlier declared wanted in connection with the torture of the three women.
According to the Force Public Relations Officer, CSP Frank Mba, the suspects’ names are Ranti Akande, Akeem Shitu and Tiri.
“Ranti Akande, a.k.a. Otempa, who is between 45 and 50 years and dark in complexion, uses the appellations `Comrade’ or `Alhaji’ or `Chief Ranti Lukeman Akande’.
“He is tall with a big frame and has no tribal marks. The suspect has a white set of teeth with an artificial gold tooth,” Mba said in the statement," Mba said in a statement.
He added that Akande was a panel-beater before he started parading himself as the Oodua People’s Congress (OPC) Co-ordinator.
The statement also said the suspect speaks Yoruba and English languages fluently, while he often attends parties.
It further said Shitu, 42, is dark in complexion, slim, tall and has tribal marks.
Tiri, 37, according to the statement, is dark in complexion and not too tall, and has no tribal marks.
It said Tiri is also with a pointed nose, has an uneven set of teeth and has visible thick lower lips.
It implored anyone with useful information on the suspects to contact the nearest police station or call either 08157178111 or 08098902777.
It would be recalled that the police had on Feb. 25 announced the arrest of 12 suspects in connection with a woman and her two daughters who were tortured at the Oba Morufu International Market, Ejigbo in Lagos in February 2013 over alleged stealing of pepper.