The police in Ogun State has arrested a suspected ritualist with dead body of a baby. The state Police Command has announced.
The suspect, a 42 years old Ajiboye Emmanuel Olusola, was arrested at Sapade Garage on Friday 22 December, 2017 when he was about to board a vehicle with the dead body wrapped in a polythene bag.
According to a statement by the state’s Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), ASP Abimbola Oyeyemi, the odour from the bag in which the body of the baby was hidden exposed the suspect.
The statement said, “The odour coming out of the bag arouse the suspicion of people in the motor park who quickly alerted the police at Isara Division. Upon the information, the DPO Isara CSP Yusuf Taiwo led policemen to the scene where the suspect was promptly arrested. On searching his bag, it was discovered that a dead baby was wrapped there in.”
Having been interrogated, the suspect, according to the statement, claimed that he was coming from Offa in Kwara State heading to Lagos where he intended to bury the baby.
Although his claim looked pathetic but the police, unsatisfied yet, took him to the Isara Division for further investigation.
In the meantime, the Ogun State Commissioner of Police, Alhaji Ahmed Iliyasu, has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to homicide section of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for proper investigation.