Ritualist linked to serial killings in Ibadan arrested



The Oyo state Police command has apprehended a ritualist linked to the serial killings in Akinyele Local Government Area (LGA) of the state.

Special Adviser on Security Affairs to Governor Seyi Makinde, Fatal Owoseni, also confirmed the arrest of the suspects in a stakeholders’ meeting organised on tackling security in the Akinyele area.

”As I speak now, the perpetrators of the killings in Akinyele have been apprehended. As at yesterday (Wednesday), the criminals had been apprehended. The person behind it has been taking the police to the ritualists and they are now behind bars,” Owoseni said.

In June, five persons were killed in mysterious circumstances in the said local government. 

Barakat Bello, 18-year-old student was raped and murdered in her home on June 2.

On June 5, a pregnant woman, Azeezat Shomuyiwa’s head was smashed with a stone.

On June 24, a 42-year-old married woman, Mrs. Olusayo Fagbemi, was hacked to death in front of her home, and on June 22, a five-year-old-boy, Mujeeb, was also hacked to death inside his compound.

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