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Police arrest suspected ‘serial killer’ in Ogun for killing two

The suspect, Ibiyemi Waziri, is an ex-convict and had been on the wanted list of the police in connection with two murder cases.

• December 9, 2021
Ogun CP Lanre Bankole
Ogun Commissioner of Police, Lanre Bankole

The Police in Ogun have arrested a suspected “serial killer’’ in the state, Ibiyemi Wasiri.

This is contained in a statement by police spokesperson in the state, Abimbola Oyeyemi, on Thursday.

Mr Oyeyemi said Wasiri was arrested on December 6, adding that the suspect, an ex-convict, had been on the wanted list of the police in connection with two murder cases.

He said the suspect was arrested by operatives of the Ilaro Divisional Headquarters, following intelligence that he was sighted at a criminal hideout at Igboro in Ilaro.

“Upon the information, the DPO, Ilaro Division, CSP Olayemi Jacob, mobilised his men to the scene, where the suspect was arrested in the midst of some hoodlums, while others escaped.

“A bag recovered from him was searched, and one cut to size locally made pistol and seven live cartridges were recovered,’’ he said.

The spokesperson said the suspect had been declared wanted for actively participating in the killing of one Michael Abiodun, a.k.a S1, on July 22, and one Kola Fagbemi, on July 24.

He said the Commissioner of Police in the state, Lanre Bankole, has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, for investigation.

(NAN)

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