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Ogun Police Arrest Serial Killer, Ritualist, Reject N1m Bribe

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Ogun Police Arrest Serial Killer, Ritualist, Reject N1m Bribe

The suspect offered the policemen who arrested him a N1 million bribe

Operatives of the Ogun State Police Command has arrested a member of a ritualist syndicate, who killed and dismembered one Oyindamola Adeyemi at Ijebu-Ode on Jan. 28.

The command’s Public Relations Officer, SP Abimbola Oyeyemi, confirmed this in a statement issued in Abeokuta on Sunday, April 30, 2023.

According to the statement, the suspect was arrested on Friday at the Ijade-Iloti area of Ijebu-Ode.

He said that the suspect offered the policemen who arrested him a N1 million bribe which was rejected.

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He explained that other members of the gang had earlier been arrested.

The image maker added that the suspect was apprehended following a painstaking intelligence-based investigation embarked upon by detectives from Obalende Divisional Headquarters, which led them to his hideout.

“The suspect, who had been indicted by the earlier arrested members of the syndicate as the person who bought the two legs of the victim, took to flight immediately after he heard that he had been mentioned by his colleagues.

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“Since then, the DPO, Obalende division, Murphy Salami, has detailed his detectives to be on his trail with a view to arresting him and possibly recovering the deceased’s two legs from him and prosecuting him with his colleagues-in-crime.

“Luck, however, ran against him when he was apprehended at his Ijade-Iloti hideout on April 28,” he said.

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However, the suspect had confessed to being part of the syndicate that killed the victim and that he was the person who severed the two legs of the deceased, which he claimed he used for ritual purposes.

The Commissioner of Police, Olanrewaju Oladimeji, had directed that the suspect be transferred to the State Criminal Investigations Department in order to prosecute him with other members of his syndicate.

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