Men of the Ogun state Police Command on April 28, arrested a member of a notorious ritualist syndicate who allegedly killed and dismembered the body of one Oyindamola Adeyemi at Ijebu Ode on the 28th of January 2023.
The suspect, 35-year old Ifasoji Ayangbesan, whose other members of his gang had earlier been arrested, was apprehended following a 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 suspect who has 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 after 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.
Confirming the arrest, the spokesperson of the police command, SP Abimbola Oyeyemi, said the state Commissioner of Police, CP Olanrewaju Yomi Oladimeji, commended his men for their uprightness and has directed that the suspect be transferred to State Criminal Investigation Departments in order to prosecute him with other members of his syndicate.