A notorious ritualist syndicate member, Ifasoji Ayangbesan, has been apprehended by the Ogun State Police Command for killing and dismembering one Oyindamola Adeyemi. The 35-year-old suspect was arrested on Friday, April 28, in his hideout in the Ijebu-Ode area of the state. Ayangbesan allegedly offered the police a bribe of N1 million to escape.
Police Public Relations Officer, SP Abimbola Oyeyemi, confirmed the arrest of the suspect to journalists in Abeokuta on Sunday. Oyeyemi explained that the suspect and his gang killed their victim, Oyindamola Adeyemi, for a money ritual. The victim was killed in January in the Ijebu-Ode area of the state, and her body was dismembered.
Following a painstaking intelligence-based investigation embarked upon by detectives from Obalende divisional headquarters, the suspect was arrested at his hideout in the Ijade Iloti area of Ijebu Ode.
The suspect was indicted by other members of the syndicate who had been earlier arrested. He took to flight immediately after he heard that he had been mentioned by his colleagues. However, detectives from Obalende divisional headquarters were detailed to trail him, recover the deceased’s two legs from him, and prosecute him with his colleagues in crime.
Upon interrogation, Ayangbesan confessed to being part of the syndicate that killed Oyindamola Adeyemi and that he was the person who severed the two legs of the deceased, which he claimed he used for ritual purposes. The Commissioner of Police, Olanrewaju Yomi Oladimeji, has directed that the suspect be transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Departments to prosecute him with other members.