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Akinyele Killings: We have some suspects in custody – Oyo Police

The Police Command in Oyo State has confirmed the arrest of some suspects, including a ritualist linked to the frequent killings in Akinyele Local Government Area, LGA, of the state.

Spokesman of the command, Olugbenga Fadeyi who confirmed the arrests, however, declined to give the number of suspects so far arrested in connection with the killings.

He said have arrested some suspects in connection with the Akinyele killings and noted that the command would soon brief the press after the completion of investigation.

The Special Adviser on Security Affairs to Governor Seyi Makinde, Mr Fatai Owoseni also confirmed the arrest of the suspects while briefing journalists in a town hall session organised for stakeholders on tackling security in Akinyele area.

Mr Owoseni said the persons behind it has been taking the police to the ritualists who were involved in the act and they are now behind bars.

It would be recalled that no fewer than five persons were brutally killed in Akinyele Local government area last month.

The deceased were a pregnant woman, Azeezat Shomuyiwa, 29, whose head was smashed with a stone on June 5; and a female student of Oke-Ogun Polytechnic, Grace Oshiagwu, 21, who was killed on June 13.

Other victims were 18-year-old Barakat Bello who was raped and killed, Mrs Olusayo Fagbemi, 42, who was macheted to death on June 24; and a 5-year-old boy, Mujeeb Tirimisiyu, macheted to death on June 22.

Rasheedah Makinde

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