Operatives of the Ogun State So-Safe Corps have arrested a 20-year-old man, simply identified as Ridwan, for allegedly killing his biological father for money ritual.
Ridwan was arrested on Thursday, 31 August, 2023 by men of the So-Safe Corps at Oshoku village, Ijebu North Local Government Area of the state.
The State So-Safe Corps Commander, Soji Ganzallo, who announced the arrest of Ridwan in a statement issued by the corps spokesman, Moruf Yusuf, said at about 12 midnight on Thursday, August 31, officers of the corps on routine patrol heard a strange noise in a building at Oshoku.
The officers were said to have made their way into the building to confirm what was happening, “but to the officers’ dismay, they found a man’s body lying lifeless in a pool of his own blood and the alleged killer fled the scene,” Ganzallo said.
Yusuf quoted Ganzallo as having instructed the Zonal Commander, Ijebu Zonal Command, Marcus Ayankoya, to get the suspected killer arrested within 24 hours.
“The suspected killer 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,” he said.
The corps commander noted that the alleged killer told the officers of the corps during interrogation 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.”
The commander revealed that when he was asked about the whereabouts of the ritualist, he refused to give details.
Ganzallo also added that the alleged killer had been transferred to the Nigeria Police Force, Ogbere Divisional Headquarters, for further investigation and likely prosecution.