Crime

Oyo Police Command Parades Akinyele Serial Killers, Others

Police have apprehended and paraded the suspected serial killers who have been terrorizing the people of Akinyele Local Government Area of Ibadan, Oyo State.

The three suspects were paraded alongside others who were arrested for various offences in Ibadan and its environs.

One of the suspects, a nineteen-year-old, Sunday Shodipe said he was one of the suspects killing females in Akinyele Area of Oyo State and his major work was to kill females for a herbalist who was his master.

He said his mode of operation was to target female victims and attack them with dangerous weapons, robbed them before hacking them to death with a shovel.

Shodipe noted that he had killed more than six people in the area through charms and weapons, one of them an expectant mother named Azizat Somuyiwa at Ojo area.

He said the herbalist always give him five hundred naira and food at the end of every killing but he was later caught in the act when he forgot to use the charm while going for his last operation.

Speaking with the fifty-year-old alleged herbalist, Ajani Adedokun, he denied the allegation and said he had never set his eyes on the alleged killer.

Another suspected killer, Abiodun Olasoji confessed to have masterminded the killing of one Olufisayo Fagbemi who was washing plates at the front of her house at the same Akinyele Local Government Area. 

He said he met his waterloo when he was hunting for another victim which he normally used for rituals.

Also paraded was a suspected homosexual twenty-year-old, Ayo Ibrahim who allegedly had carnal knowledge of his seven-year-old brother, Badmus through his anus.

He said he regretted his action and pleaded for leniency as he promised never to do such again.

Similarly, two teenage boys, one fourteen and another fifteen-year-old, were also paraded for defiling a seven-year-old girl who lived very closed to their house.

They claimed that it was the seven-year-old that seduced them when she was hugging and caressing them.

Some of the paraded suspects

13 other suspects who specialised in hijacking motorcycles confessed to the crime levelled against them and pleaded for leniency. 

Parading the suspects, Commissioner of Police in Oyo state, Mr Nwachuku Enwonu said the command had since embarked on aggressive and community policing strategies to put a stop to serial killing that occurred at Akinyele Local Government Area.

Commissioner of Police in Oyo state, Mr Nwachuku Enwonu addressing newsmen while parading the suspects

Mr Enwonu said the success was also achieved as a result of the support of members of the community through their information.

The commissioner therefore promised to prosecute the suspects after thorough investigation. 

Exhibits recovered from the suspects included 13 stolen motorcycles, several mobile phones, 47 bags of substance suspected to be Indian hemp and a blood-stained handkerchief.

Rasheedah Makinde

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