28th August, 2019
By Adejoke Adeleye
Men of Ogun State Police Command have arrested three members of a local vigilante group in Ijebu-Igbo, popularly known as “Yaluwon” over the gruesome murder of a 24-year old 400 level student of Olabisi Onabanjo University, OOU.
The Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, DSP, Abimbola Oyeyemi in a press statement said the suspects, Idowu Ayodele a.k.a Olori Odo, Segun Ogunbanwo Kikisore and Salisu Akeem were arrested following a petition written to the Commissioner of Police by the father of the victim, one Surakat Obisanwo who complained that his son, Ahmed Obisanwo and one of his friends were arrested on the 8th of August, 2019 at Ijebu-Igbo by the local security outfit on allegation that the two friends were members of Eiye cult group.
Obisanwo further stated in his petition that the security men claimed that they were taken the arrested victims to Ijebu-Igbo Police Station but the enquiry made at the police station revealed that the boys were never taken there and since then the where about of his son had been unknown.
On the strength of the petition, the Commissioner of Police, CP Bashir Makama directed the anti-cultist section to investigate and unravel the mystery behind the disappearance of the victim.
The statement stated further that the team embarked on technical and forensic investigation through which they discovered that the two boys were never at any time taken to the police station but that instead, the security men released one of them and killed the other one who happened to be the son of the petitioner.
After killing him, they stripped his corpse naked before throwing it into Osun river for it to flow freely into the lagoon.
Recovered from them are: four locally made double barrel guns, 10 live cartridges, one iron axe, one native dagger and one jacket with security inscription on it.