A 20-year-old suspected ritual killer, Festus Simon who was accused of killing a 12-year-old boy in Ibadan the Oyo state capital, has been arrested by the Ogun state police command.
The suspect was spotted on Wednesday November 4 after he fled his Iyana Church, Iwo Road, Ibadan residence to Sagamu, and was arrested following information received by the police at the Sotubo Divisional Headquarters in Sagamu.
Ogun police spokesperson, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi said;
“The suspect, who killed his victim on the October 31, 2020, fled his residence at Iyana Church area of Iwo Road, Ibadan, to the Simawa area of Ogun Sstate under the pretext of looking for a job in order to evade police arrest.
“Information further revealed that the suspect had been on the wanted list of the Oyo State Police Command in connection with the killing of an innocent 12-year-old boy and his accomplice has since been arrested.
“Upon the information, the DPO, Sotubo Division, SP Samuel Adefolalu, quickly led his detectives to his hiding place, where he was promptly arrested.”
Oyeyemi said the Oyo state police command has been contacted for onwards transfer of the suspect who has made a useful statement. He added that the state Commissioner of Police, Edward Ajogun has also warned that Ogun State would never be a safe haven for criminals.