Police recover 2-yr-old boy’s severed head in Ibadan

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Arrest 4 suspected killers of kidnapper  in Abeokuta
Another nabbed for kidnapping 9-month-old boy
2 ritualists caught with human parts, escape lynching

BY OUR REPORTERS

ABEOKUTA — SECURITY agents in Ogun State are living up to their billing as they have arrested at least eight people whose crimes border on murder, kidnap and human rituals.

Olusegun-Kehinde,-suspected kidnapper

Olusegun-Kehinde,-suspected kidnapper

The state police command yesterday said it had  recovered the head of a two year-old boy which was severed by a suspected ritualist at Ofada in Obafemi-Owode Local Government Area of the state.

Also, the Police said they had arrested four suspects in connection with the killing of a suspected person of unsound mind known as Kazeem Akindele,  at Kugba area, Abeokuta for allegedly attempting to kidnap a 19-year-old lady.

The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Muyiwa Adejobi, in a statement said the severed head of the boy was recovered in Ibadan.
The boy, whose mother was raped by the suspected ritualist identified as Mamodu Bashir Ibrahim, was beheaded last Thursday when his mother, who had him strapped on her back, went to ease herself in a bush.

Adejobi had said detectives attached to the Department of Criminal Investigation, Eleweran,  Abeokuta arrested the suspect who fled the scene immediately he perpetrated the act.

Boy’s head recovered in Ibadan
He  said: “The suspect took the investigation team to Mokola area of Ibadan, Oyo State where the head was recovered in a bag in the bush, Tuesday.
“The Commissioner of Police, Ogun State, Mr Ikemefuna Okoye, has, however, directed the detectives to intensify efforts to uncover the buyers and those who engage in such dirty deals in our society.”

4 suspected killers of kidnapper arrested
Speaking on the killing of the suspected kidnapper, Adejobi said: “The deceased was attacked by the suspects and other angry youths in the area who are at large  currently. The Commissioner of Police had ordered the arrest of the fleeing suspects who embarked on that jungle justice that led to the death of the mad man.

“The suspects arrested include Fausat Ogunbiyi, Mariam Yahaya, Blessing Joseph  and Nurudeen Adebayo. These suspects will be charged to court as soon as the command concludes its investigation.”

…another nabbed for kidnapping 9-month-old boy
Also, men of the National Security & Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, in Ogun State, yesterday, said it had arrested a 32-year-old man, Olusegun Kehinde, for allegedly kidnapping a nine-month-old boy.

The Public Relations Officer of the NSCDC in the state, Olanrewaju Kareem, in a statement said the incident happened, Wednesday, at 1, Elegbede House, Ore-meji Street, Ijeun-Titun area of Abeokuta.
Kareem further said the  suspect during interrogation claimed to be a farmer who was just passing by.

He said: “Men of the corps on patrol of PHCN facilities within Abeokuta arrested the suspect  as a result of alarm raised by the child’s mother, Mrs Olanike Ogundeyi, when she saw her nine month-old baby, Malik Ogundeyi, with the suspect.

“According to Mrs Olanike Ogundeyi, the child was kidnapped when he strayed away while the mother was busy washing. She explained further that she left the baby in the passage while she left to pour used water at the backyard.

“The suspect claimed he lives at Okanlawon’s compound, Oke-Ijeun, Abeokuta South Local Government Area of Ogun State during interrogation.”

Two ritualists caught with human parts
Meantime, two persons suspected to be ritualists were, Wednesday, caught with a human skull and other body parts at Idiroko in Ipokia Local Government Area of Ogun State.

Nemesis caught up with the suspects, who narrowly escaped death as the irate mob attempted to lynch them before the intervention of policemen.
An eye witness told Vanguard that the suspects were caught  in a place  near Iko Gateway Grammar School and were subsequently  mobbed by the people of the area.

According to the source, one of the suspects was caught with a  bag that contained human parts. He later led the people to their den where some scary things were uncovered.
“Some of the things we saw were coffin, decomposed human skull, pictures and human hair, among others.
“The people wanted to  roast them but they were rescued by the policemen who arrested and took them to their police station at Idi-Iroko.”

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