The So-Safe Corps, known as the Ogun State Community, Social Orientation, and Safety Corps, have arrested a 20-year-old suspect named Ridwan for allegedly murdering his father for ritual purposes in Ogun.
In a press release originating from the Office of the State Commander of the Corps, Commander (Dr.) Soji Ganzallo, said through the Office of the Director of Information and Public Relations of the Corps, Assistant Commander Moruf Yusuf, it was reported that on Thursday, August 31, 2023.
According to him, the members of the Corps who were conducting their regular patrol in Oshoku Village within the Ijebu North Local Government Area detected an unusual sound emanating from a nearby building.
Upon hearing the unusual noise, the officers entered the building to ascertain the situation, They discovered the lifeless body of a man surrounded by a pool of his own blood, and the alleged killer fled the scene.
The statement stated that Commander Ganzallo instructed Zonal Commander ACC Marcus Ayankoya of the Ijebu Zonal Command to apprehend the suspected perpetrator, Ridwan, within a 24-hour timeframe.
The suspected killer was arrested while hiding in a nearby bush.
‘’He confessed to having killed his father, Ishau with a rope tied to his neck and a knife used to remove the needed parts of his body for ritual purposes.
Ganzallo noted that the alleged killer told the officers of the Corps that he only removed the private part, larynx, and just four teeth of his father as requested by a ritualist he identified as Baba Kekere. The So-Safe boss further explained that when he was asked about the whereabouts of the ritualist, he refused to give details.
He noted that the suspected killer has been transferred to the Nigeria Police Force, Ogbere Divisional Headquarters for further investigation and potential prosecution.