The police in Ogun State have arrested a member of notorious ritualist syndicate, who killed and dismembered the body of one Oyindamola Adeyemi at Ijebu Ode on January 28, 2023.
The suspect, 35-year-old Ifasoji Ayangbesan, whose gang members of had earlier been arrested, was rearrested on April 28, 2023, following intelligence-based investigation embarked upon by detectives from Obalende Divisional headquarters, which led them to his hideout at Ijade Iloti area of Ijebu Ode.
Ayangbesan, 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 had been mentioned by his colleagues.
Since then, the Divisional Police Officer of Obalende Division, Murphy Salami, had detailed his detectives to be on his trail with a view of arresting him and possibly recovering the two legs of the deceased from him as well as prosecuting him with his colleagues.
Luck however ran against him when he was apprehended at his Ijade Iloti hideout.
Immediately, he was arrested, the suspect made an offer of N1 million bribe to the policemen, which was rejected.
On interrogation, he confessed being part of the syndicate that killed Adeyemi and that he was the person who severed the two legs of the deceased which he claimed he used for ritual purposes.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, Olanrewaju Yomi Oladimeji, commended his men for their uprightness and directed that the suspect be transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID) for possible prosecution with other members of his syndicate.