CITIZENS COMPASS —THE Ogun State Community, Social Orientation and Safety Corps, codenamed So-Safe Corps, has arrested a man identified as Ridwan for allegedly killing his father for ritual purposes in Ogun.
The incident occurred at about 12:00hrs, on Thursday.
The statement is contained in a press statement issued from the Office of the State Commander of the Corps, Dr Soji Ganzallo through the Office of the Director of Information and Public Relations of the Corps, Assistant Commander Moruf Yusuf.
The statement said that at about 12:00hrs on Thursday, August 31, 2023, officers of the Corps on routine patrol heard a strange noise in a building while at Oshoku Village in Ijebu North Local Government Area. The Officers entered the building to confirm what was happening, but to their dismay, they found a man lying lifeless in the pool of his own blood and the alleged killer fled the scene.
The statement read further that Ganzallo instructed the Zonal Commander, Ijebu Zonal Command, ACC Marcus Ayankoya to get the suspected killer, Ridwan arrested under 24hrs and was nabbed where he was hiding in a bush.
He confessed to have killed his father, Ishau with a rope tied to his neck and a knife used to remove the needed parts of his body for ritual purpose.
The Commander noted that the alleged killer told the officers of the Corps that he only removed the private part, larynx, and just four teeth of his father as requested by a ritualist he identified as Baba Kekere.
Ganzallo further revealed that when he was asked about the whereabouts of the ritualist, he refused to give details.
He stated that the alleged killer had been transferred to the Nigeria Police Force, Ogbere Divisional Headquarters for further investigation and likely prosecution.