The police in Ogun has apprehended a suspected ritualist who tried to bribe personnel of the command with N1 million after he was arrested for killing one Ms Oyindamola Adeyemi.
The suspect, Ifasoji Ayangbesan, and some other members of a notorious ritualist syndicate, reportedly murdered the victim on January 28, 2023.
This was confirmed by the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Abimbola Oyeyemi, on Sunday, who recalled that some ritualists had killed and dismembered the body of Adeyemi, which they sold to some people.
Oyeyemi disclosed that Ayangbesan was arrested following painstaking and intelligence-based investigation embarked upon by detectives from Obalende divisional headquarters, adding that other suspects were arrested since January.
The suspects who were arrested earlier confessed to the police that the 35-year-old suspect was the one who bought the two legs of the 26-year-old victim. This made him escape when he heard he had been indicted.
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Since then, the DPO of Obalende division, SP Murphy Salami, and his detectives had been on the trail of the fleeing suspect, with a view to arresting and prosecuting him with his colleagues in crime.
On April 28, Ayangbesan was apprehended at his Ijade Iloti hideout by the police.
“Immediately he was arrested, the suspect made an offer of one million naira bribe to the policemen, which was rejected,” Oyeyemi stated.
It was gathered that while the suspect was being interrogated, he confessed being a member 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 Oladimeji, has directed the transfer of the suspect to the State CIID for prosecution.
Oladimeji also commended his men for being upright in their job.