Estimated reading time: 4 minute(s)
Police in Ogun State have confirmed the arrest of a 20 year old ritual suspected ritual killer, Festus Simon.
Simon, arrested on Wednesday is suspected to have kidnapped killing a 12 yr old boy in Ibadan in Oyo State.
The suspect who is on the wanted list of Oyo State Police was traced and arrested in a hideout in Ogun State.
The Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer, CSP Abimbola Oyeyemi said that men of the Sotubo divisional headquarters Shagamu acted on an information that the suspect is in the state in disguise of looking for job after fleeing from Ibadan
“The suspect who killed his victim on the 1st of October 2020 fled his resident at Iyana church area of Iwo road Ibadan to Simawa area of Ogun state under the pretense of looking for job in order to evade police arrest. Information further revealed that the suspect has been on the wanted list of Oyo state police command in connection with the killing of the innocent twelve years old boy and his accomplice has since been arrested,” Oyeyemi said in a statement.
Simon is to be transferred to the Oyo state police command for prosecution.
On his part, the Ogun State commissioner of police CP Edward Ajogun warned that the state will never ‘be a safe haven to any criminal because the best form of community policing is what we practice here thereby making it difficult for any criminal to hibernate anywhere in the state.’