BY MAYOWA SAMUEL
Operatives of the Ogun State Police Command have arrested a member of a notorious ritualist syndicate, who killed and dismembered the body of one Oyindamola Adeyemi in Ijebu Ode, on January 28, 2023.
The command spokesman, Abimbola Oyeyemi, disclosed this in a statement he made available to newsmen in Abeokuta, the State capital.
According to Oyeyemi, the suspect, 35 years old Ifasoji Ayangbesan, whose other gang members had earlier been arrested was apprehended following painstaking intelligence based investigation embarked upon by detectives from Obalende divisional headquarters, which led them to his hideout at Ijade Iloti area of Ijebu Ode.
The statement read, “Men of Ogun State Police Command on the 28th of April 2023 arrested a member of notorious ritualist syndicate, who killed and dismembered the body of one Oyindamola Adeyemi at Ijebu Ode on the 28th of January 2023.”
The suspect had earlier been indicted by members of the syndicate for buying two legs of the victim, but took to flight immediately he heard that he had been mentioned by his colleagues.
“Since then, the DPO Obalende division, SP Murphy Salami, detailed his detectives to be on his trail with the view to arrest him and possibly recover the deceased two legs from him and prosecute him with his colleagues in crime.
“Luck however ran against him when he was apprehended at his Ijade Iloti hideout on the 28th of April 2023.
“Immediately he was arrested, the suspect made an offer of one million naira bribe to the policemen, which was rejected.
“On interrogation, he confessed being part of the syndicate that killed Oyindamola Adeyemi, and that he was the person who severed the two legs of the deceased which he claimed he used for ritual purpose.”
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, Olanrewaju Yomi Oladimeji who commended his men for their uprightness has directed that the suspect be transferred to State Criminal Investigation Departments in order to prosecute him with other members of his syndicate.