- Police have arrested notorious ritualists terrorising Akinyele area of Ibadan
- Fatai Owoseni, a special adviser to Governor Makinde on security, disclosed this on Wednesday, July 8
- Owoseni said the suspects would soon be paraded by the Oyo state police command
After terrorising Akinyele area of Ibadan, the capital of Oyo state, for some months, police have finally arrested some suspected ritualists linked to the serial killings in the pacesetter state.
The Nation reports that this was disclosed on Wednesday, July 8, by the special adviser to Governor Seyi Makinde on security, Fatai Owoseni, while addressing a town hall meeting in Akinyele.
Legit.ng gathered that the meeting was organised by a private radio station JAMZ 100.1 FM.
Owoseni, a retired Assistant Inspector-General of Police, said the suspects would soon be paraded by the Oyo state police command.
He said: “Even though there is no town where there is no sin, I can assure you as I speak that the perpetrators of the killings in Akinyele have been apprehended.
“As of yesterday, the criminals have been apprehended and the commissioner of police would possibly hold a press conference today. But I can specifically tell you that the person behind it has taken police to the ritualists and they are now behind the bars.”
Owoseni emphasised the need for residents to be security conscious, stressing that everyone has a role to play in securing communities.
Recall that five people had been hacked to death in strange situations in the community in the last two months. They included a 29-year old expectant mother, two undergraduates and a child.
Also speaking, the caretaker chairmen of Akinyele West, Taoheed Jimoh Adedigba; Akinyele East, Muyiwa Ogunrinde and Akinyele South, Ahmed Kazeem, thanked the government for its concerted efforts in ensuring that the perpetrators of heinous crimes in the community were arrested.
They further urged members of the society to be security conscious and be vigilant, asking that no one should cover up vices in the society while they urged that all members should see happenings in the community as their problem.
In addition, they urged that people should not leave their children alone in deserted areas, adding that while the government has ensured that the security of lives and properties is guaranteed, each person should endeavour to play their part in securing the society.
On her part, the member representing Ogbomoso North in the state House of Assembly and chairman, House committee on women affairs and social inclusion, Olawumi Oladeji, expressed appreciation to the governor for putting a round peg in a round hole especially in the area of security.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that a major tragedy was reported in Benue state, northern Nigeria, on the evening of Sunday, July 7, as a boat said to be carrying scores of people capsized.
It was reported that the actual figure of the casualties had yet to be known, but the accident had been confirmed by the police authorities in the state.
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