SECURITY

Arrested suspect confesses to serial cult killings in Ogun

Men of the Ogun State Police Command have arrested a notorious serial killer and member of the Eiye cult, Sulaiman Ganiyu.

Ganiyu was said to have been on the wanted list of the command for some time.

The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday.

Oyeyemi said the suspect was arrested on Sunday following a distress call from the Itamerin Comprehensive High School, Ago-Iwoye, that the suspect came to the school premises and started shooting continuously.

The PPRO said the suspect was reported to be shooting to protest against the beating of a student said to be his younger brother.

He said, “Upon the distress call, the DPO Ago-Iwoye, CSP Paul Omiwole, led his patrol team to the school, but before their arrival, the suspect had run away.

“He was subsequently traced to his hideout on Imosan Street, Oru-Ijebu, where he was eventually apprehended.

“On interrogation, he confessed to being a leading member of the Eiye confraternity.

“He confessed further that he was the one who killed one Awokale Olusegun, aka Lala, on February 27, 2020, over a supremacy battle following which he was declared wanted by the police.

“He also confessed to being responsible for the death of one Babasco and one Dapo at Ijebu-Igbo in 2015 during a clash between his group and the Aiye cult.”

Oyeyemi added that further investigation revealed that the suspect was the brains behind a series of violent cult clashes in Ago-Iwoye, Awa-Ijebu, Oru-Ijebu, Ilaponu and Ijebu-Igbo, in recent past.

The PPRO said the Commissioner of Police, Edward Ajogun, had ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for discreet investigation and prosecution.

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