Ogun Police parade ritualist who offered N1m bribe to Police, others suspected criminals - NEWS FRONTIER DAILY


Wednesday, May 3, 2023

Ogun Police parade ritualist who offered N1m bribe to Police, others suspected criminals

By Demilade Adewale

The Ogun State Police command on Wednesday paraded a serial killer cum ritualist, Ifasoji Ayangbesan, who recently offered a N1 million bribe to police operatives in Ijebu-Ode area of the state to enable him escape arrest.

Ayangbesan, was one of the 14 suspected criminals paraded by the State Commissioner of Police, Olanrewaju Oladimeji, at the command's headquarters, Eleweran, Abeokuta.

The Police boss said, Ayangbesan has over the months, being on the police's wanted list over a case of ritual killing involving him and eight others who are currently standing trials before the court, was traced to his hideout in Ijade Iloti axis of Ijebu Ode where he was arrested by the police.

Addressing newsmen during the parade, Oladimeji explained that the suspected ritualist was responsible for the killing and dismembering of a victim identified as Oyindamola Adeyemi, wherein he took custody of her two legs before selling her other body parts out for ritual purposes earlier in April, this year.

He was however, said to have being on the run since the arrest of his other seven accomplices before luck ran against him last weekend in Ijebu Ode, where he offered the N1 million bribe to the officer that arrested him.

Oladimeji also paraded an alleged notorious cultist, Adebayo Adenuga, whose name he said  has been prominently featuring in series of cult clashes that have rocked Ijebu Ode and its environs in recent times.

Oladimeji disclosed that the arrest of the criminals was as a result of the strategic "operation flush out the criminals" embarked upon by the command, which forced all its tactical units to go hard on the criminal elements across the state.

The Police Commissioner also paraded a notorious cultist, Adenuga and four other cultists who engaged the police in a gun duel, while preparing for a supremacy battle with another secret cult group in Elega area of Abeokuta.

"The Anti Cult team in collaboration with men of the So-SAFE Corps moved to the scene where the hoodlums on sighting them, engaged the security operatives in a shootout. But they later bowed to the superior fire power of the policemen. At the end of the encounter, two among them: Noah Ayobami a.k.a. Anobi - 7 and Azeez Ololade a.k.a. Bamson were fatally injured, while two others; Okuwaseun Adebowale a.k.a. Eko and Qudus Sodimu a.k.a. Baba-Bu were apprehended".

Other suspected criminals paraded included six armed robbery suspects and two others held for car theft, while various locally manufactured guns, live and expended cartridges, as well as other assorted charms were recovered from them.

While soliciting the cooperation of members of the public to enable the police stamp out crimes and criminalities in the state, Oladimeji however, assured that his command will deploy every weapon in its arsenal to wage war against the criminals and their sponsors across the state.

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