The Nigeria Police Force said it has arrested a suspect in the killing of an Assistant Director in the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Laetitia Dagan.
Dagan was murdered in her home in the Galadimawa area of the Federal Capital Territory around 11p.m on Monday.
The FCT Police Command in a statement on Wednesday signed by its spokesperson, DSP Anjuguri Manzah, gave the name of the arrested suspect as Edirin Ohonre.
According to Manzah, Ohonre allegedly conspired with others now at large to perpetrate the crime.
The police said the suspect, who is currently being interrogated, is assisting the team of detectives with information that will lead to the arrest of the other suspects connected to the crime.
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He urged members of the public to disregard inaccurate information on social media, and to avoid pre-empting the ongoing investigation.
Manzah said, “Preliminary investigation into the suspected murder by the Criminal Investigation Department of the FCT Police Command led to the arrest of one Edirin Ohonre who is suspected to have conspired with others now at large to perpetrate the crime.
“The suspect, who is currently under interrogation, is assisting the team of police detectives with information that will lead to the arrest of the other suspects connected to the crime, that are now at large.
“While commiserating with the family, friends, and colleagues of the deceased on the unfortunate incident, the FCT Police Command is assuring members of the public that it has deployed relevant investigative tools to unravel the circumstances surrounding the victim’s unfortunate death and ensure the arrest and prosecution of suspects behind the heinous act.
“The command is urging members of the public to disregard insinuations making the rounds in some social media platforms, and also wish to appeal to the members of the public to desist from pre-empting the ongoing police investigation.”