Operatives of the Nigeria police Command in Ogun State have arrested a suspected ritualist, Ifasoji Ayangbesan, who is member of notorious ritualist syndicate that murdered and dismembered the body of Oyindamola Adeyemi at Ijebu Ode area of the State on the 28th of January 2023.
He was nabbed on the 28th of April 2023, 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 area of the State.
A statement by the Command’s spokesman, SP. Abimbola Oyeyemi on Sunday, said the 35-year-old suspected serial killer who has been on police wanted list, had offered the sum of N1,000, 000. 000.00 (One Million Naira) cash (bribe) to law enforcement agents and let him off the hook, but the offer was rejected.
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”, according to the police.
The police spokesman said, “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.
The statement said, “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”, Oyeyemi said.
In the meantime, , the Commissioner of Police, CP Olanrewaju Yomi Oladimeji who lauded 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.