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Police Unmask Serial Ritual Killers In Ogun, Arrest Seven

                         •The suspects 


The Daily Crucible | Published  Wednesday, December 1, 2021

By Adekunle Mariam, Abeokuta

Operatives of the Ogun State Police Command have unmasked seven members of a serial ritual killer syndicate in different parts of Abeokuta, the State capital, believed to be behind mysterious killings and disappearance of people in the State.

Among those arrested by the operatives are suspected routine buyers of dismembered body parts of victims of ritual murder.

The suspects are Lekan Oladipupo, 38, of Sotan village, Sulaiman Aremu,30, of Imala Elega Abeokuta, Ifayemi Madru, 24, of Sotan village and Shittu Saheed, 38, of Alarugbo village.

Others are Samod Sulaiman, 35, of Sotan village, Akanji Moruf, 23, of Alabata village and Tajudeen Adekunle, 36, of Sapon Abeokuta.

The seven were arrested by detectives from Bode Olude divisional headquarters after one Abraham Okosun had notified the division that he visited his brother, Sunday Okosun, at Agbara village via Mawuko, Abeokuta, and discovered that he had been brutally murdered by unknown person(s).

Okosun further informed the police that the remains of his brother were also dismembered. 

The Police Public Relations Officer in Ogun State, Abimbola Oyeyemi, made this known to newsmen in a release on Wednesday morning.

Oyeyemi, a Deputy Superintendent of Police(DSP) said the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) for Bode Olude division, Durojaye Rotimi, visited the scene with crack detectives and commenced intelligence based investigation to unravel those behind the act.
 
He said further that the detectives traced and nabbed Lekan Oladipupo, who on interrogation, admitted being the person that killed the deceased with his dane gun, explaining that the confession of Lekan led to the arrest of six other accomplices. 

Oyeyemi stated: "Acting on a credible information, the detectives traced and apprehended Lekan Oladipupo, who on interrogation confessed been the actual person who shot and killed the deceased with his danegun. His confession led to the arrest of the other six suspects. 

"On interrogation, each of the suspects narrated their respective roles in the gruesome murder of the deceased and others who have been killed in similar circumstances. 

"Lekan Oladipupo informed the police that his own role is to look for their victim, usually in the bush around mawuko area and shot such unfortunate person to death.

"He will then contact Sulaiman Aremu, who will butcher the corpse of the victim and remove vital parts to be distributed to their standby customers. 

"The customers are; Ifayemi Badru who bought the heart, hands and other parts of the body, Shittu Saheed bought the head, Akanji Moruf bought the heart of another of their victims while Tajudeen Adekunle bought the head.

"The suspects confessed to have killed not less than four persons in similar circumstances and that their bodies parts were used for money making ritual. They also informed the police that they have code names for each human part whenever they want to request for it from their butcher man. For example, they normally referred to human head as ball, the heart as transformer, while the hands is code named as fans.

"The gun and cutlass they used for the dastardly act have been recovered. 
Meanwhile, the commissioner of police, CP Lanre Bankole, who described the incident as height of man inhumanity to man, has ordered that the suspects be transferred to homicide section of the state criminal investigation and intelligence department, for discreet investigation with the view to charge them to court as soon as possible."

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