Fleeing suspected killer of Oyo 12-year-old arrested in Ogun

Men of the Ogun State Police Command have arrested a 20-year-old suspected ritual killer, Festus Simon, who fled Ibadan, Oyo State, after allegedly killing a 12-year-old boy.

The suspect was arrested on Wednesday after he fled his Iyana Church, Iwo Road, Ibadan, residence to Sagamu.

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

Oyeyemi said the suspect was arrested following information received by the police at the Sotubo Divisional Headquarters, Sagamu.

The PPRO said the suspect was in the state after perpetrating the act and pretended to be looking for a job so as to evade arrest.

Oyeyemi stated, “The suspect, who killed his victim on the October 31, 2020, fled his residence at Iyana Church area of Iwo Road, Ibadan, to the Simawa area of Ogun Sstate under the pretext of looking for a job in order to evade police arrest.

“Information further revealed that the suspect had been on the wanted list of the Oyo State Police Command in connection with the killing of an innocent 12-year-old boy and his accomplice has since been arrested.

“Upon the information, the DPO, Sotubo Division, SP Samuel Adefolalu, quickly led his detectives to his hiding place, where he was promptly arrested.”

The PPRO added that the suspect had made useful statement, while the Oyo State Police Command had been contacted for onward transfer of the suspect.

He said the Commissioner of Police, Edward Ajogun, warned that Ogun State would never be a safe haven for criminals.

According to Ajogun, the state will be hot for criminals, “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.”

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