Barely 24hrs after declaring an alleged notorious cultist popularly called “Bobo” wanted over the “gruesome murder” of an automobile mechanic, Salaudeen Lawal in Igbesa, the Ogun State Police Command has succeeded in apprehending the suspect.
Spokesman of the State Police command, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said 19-year-old Babatunde Idris was arrested on Monday 19th of October, 2020 when he was traced to his hideout at Surulere in Lagos State by police detectives, led by the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) of Igbesa division, Abayomi Adeniji.
It will be recalled that Oyeyemi said the suspect had on Sunday 18th of October 2020, attacked the deceased who was invited to repair a faulty car in Igbesa, accusing the deceased of blocking the road with the car he was repairing and subsequently stabbed him with a broken bottle on his hand and in the process cut one of his veins.
The Spokesman noted that the victim was quickly rescued to the hospital by the police but unfortunately gave up the ghost while receiving treatment consequent upon which the suspect took to flight immediately.
The State Commissioner of Police (CP), Edward Ajogun there and then gave a matching order to the DPO Igbesa to fish out the culprit who “is notorious in the area as a member of a dreaded cult group”.
Oyeyemi said in compliance with the CP’s directive, the DPO and his detectives embarked on intelligence and technical based investigation which led them to Surulere area in Lagos State where the suspect was hibernating and subsequently got him arrested.
He added that the suspect has made “confessional statements owing up to the commission of the crime”.
The Spokesman said the suspect has been transferred to the Homicide section of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for further investigation into his past activities and diligent prosecution as ordered by the CP.