Men of Ogun state Police Command have arrested a member of a notorious ritualist syndicate, who killed and dismembered the body of one Oyindamola Adeyemi at Ijebu Ode area of the state.
Other members of his gang had earlier been arrested.
The suspect, a 35-year-old Ifasoji Ayangbesan, 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 command’s spokesperson, SP Abimbola Oyeyemi, in a press statement, Sunday said 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 he heard that he has been mentioned by his colleagues.
“Since then, the DPO Obalende division, SP Murphy Salami, has 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 been part of the syndicate that killed Oyindamola Adeyemi, and that he was the person who severe the two legs of the deceased which he claimed he used for ritual purpose”, the statement reads.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, CP 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.