By Peter Moses Abeokuta ‘
Ogun state Police Command yesterday paraded one Bakare Olalekan who allegedly traded in human hearts for ritual purpose alongside other 55 suspects. Also among the suspects were fake naval offi cer, Abdullahi Hammed; fake police offi cer, David Olasubomi, and 52-year-old fake prophet, Kehinde Onanuga.
A mother, Mulika Alaba, and her 16-year-old daughter were equally nabbed for dealing in Indian hemp. Other suspects paraded for alleged kidnapping, armed robbery, vandals, ritual killing, cultism and impersonation. Addressing reporters yesterday at state headquarters, Eleweran, Abeokuta, the Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Iliyasu, said the development was the result of the police’s war against crimes in the state. Iliyasu disclosed that eight suspects were who specialised in vandalism of telecommunication masts across the state were also arrested.
Th e CP explained that the fake police offi cer who specialised in theft was arrested by phone tracking, while police uniform, CSP rank and one Identity Card were exhibits recovered from him. He said: “I want to restate that there is no room for any criminal to hibernate as far as Ogun state is concerned. We are resolute and committed to ridding this state of crimes and criminalities. Th ere is no place for any criminal to come and fester in this state.
Th ese operations are being carried out to make citizens of this state sleep with their two eyes closed. We are assuring them of their safety and security. Th is is why we have embarked on this massive cleanup and fl ushing out of criminals from their hideouts. “Defi nitely, the state will remain a peaceful state as it is being known as the gateway of new industrial hub. We are calling on the good citizen of this state to assist the police with vital information that could lead to arrest of any intending criminal or anybody with suspicious movement.” Speaking with newsmen, Olalekan, 35, said he bought human heart for N10, 000 from his friend with a view to carrying out “good luck charm.” “I bought the heart from my friend, Oye, for N10, 000 in order for me to do good luck charm.
He told me the human heart is the major ingredient in the preparation of the charm,” he said. According to CP, Olalekan was one of the four-member syndicate who were arrested for killing a 16 year-old girl, Olayinka Adebayo, in August, last year. On his part, Onanuga, who was said to be Yahoo-boys Prophet, was paraded alongside his accomplice, one Musliu Jubril who confessed to have kidnapped 11-year old girl, Anuoluwapo Ajisafe to be used for sacrifi ce. Jubril, however, clashed with Onanuga when the later said the little girl he kidnapped was handed over to the fake prophet as part of sacrifi ce ingredients for Yahoo-boys, an accusation he denied in front of reporters. “I don’t work for Yahoo-boys. And there is no little girl in my custody. I only engage in spiritual consultation for people especially those who have illness,” he retorted. Also speaking with journalists, Hammed who was dismissed from Nigerian Navy, said he took to armed robbery as a means of survival.