The officers of the Ondo State Police command have arrested a middle aged man in connection with last week's murder of an Assistance Superintendent of Police (ASP), Amisu Arogunrerin, a.k.a Abioye in Owo area of the state.
The spokesperson of the state police command, Aremu Adeniran, who confirmed the arrest of the suspect, however refused to reveal his identity.
Mr Aremu said divulging the identify of the suspect might jeopardise police investigation of the issue.
He, however, assured that other suspects involved in the crime would be apprehended soon.
According to him, Mr Arogunrerin who until his death was a district officer in charge of Emure-Ile in Owo area of the state, was killed along Emure-Ile Eporo road on his way to attend a distress call earlier received over a robbery incident.
It was, however, reliably gathered that the police boss was murdered by drug barons.
He was alleged to have been responsible for exposing the hideouts of Indian hemp cultivators in the state to the National Drug Law and Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).
The police spokesperson, who said the command had set up a high powered team of investigators from the State Criminal Investigation Department, SCID, in Akure and homicide detectives from "B" division Owo, hinted that other suspects currently on the run would soon be nabbed.
He decried the illicit activities of Indian hemp peddlers and cultivators in Owo area of the state saying despite the attack on the late officer and the police, the command in conjunction with the NDLEA in the state would ensure that those behind the illegal business are brought to book.
He said the police and the anti-drug agency in the state have mapped out adequate measures to checkmate the activities of illicit drug peddlers, adding that those behind the killing of the officer might have been provoked by the constant destruction of weeds suspected to be cannabis sativa in the state.
He urged members of the public to always give useful information that could assist the police to fight crime in their domains.