A 20-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly killed his father for rituals in Oshoku Village in Ijebu North Local Government Area of Ogun State.
The suspect, identified simply as Ridwan, was arrested during a routine patrol of men of the So-Safe Corps at 12 a.m. on Thursday, August 31 following the discovery of the lifeless body of the victim, Ishau, in a pool of his own blood with vital body parts missing in a building.
The incident was confirmed by the Commander of the Ogun State Community, Social Orientation and Safety Corps, Soji Ganzallo.
“At about 12:00hrs on Thursday, August 31, 2023, officers of the Corps on routine patrol heard a strange noise in a building while at Oshoku Village in Ijebu North Local Government Area.
“The Officers entered 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.
“With the commander’s instruction, the corps launched a manhunt on the alleged killer and he was nabbed in a bush where he was hiding.
“The suspect confessed to having 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 purposes.
“The alleged killer told the officers of the corps 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,” he said.
However, efforts made by the corps to get the details of the ritualist who instructed the suspect to get the body parts for rituals proved abortive as the suspect did not disclose the location of the ritualist.
He was, thereafter, handed over to the Police at Ogbere Divisional headquarters for further investigation and prosecution.