He was killed in the presence of his three children while on his way to his farm.

Police in Edo have however, arrested one of the suspected killers of the Chief Imam of Egbeta Mosque in Ovia North East Local Government Area, Malam Saka Afolabi.

The Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr Haliru Gwandu, disclosed this on Thursday.

Gwandu gave the name of the arrested suspected killer as Ajetena Moruf.

Presenting the suspect to newsmen in Benin, Gwandu said the police traversed five states before the suspect was arrested, adding that the other two suspects were still at large.

He urged other assassins in the state to repent as the police would do everything to nab them.

One of the sons of the deceased, Afolabi Wahid, said his late father and some farmers had been having dispute with the suspect since 2014.

Wahid claimed that he saw the suspect and two others with guns on a motorcycle while he was going to farm but that he didn’t know they were on a mission to kill his father.

He said his three brothers who were with their father at the time of the killing ran away.

The suspect, however, denied being involved in the killing of the Imam.