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Oyo: Police arrest two suspects over alleged ritual killing, sale of human parts

By Moyosore Salami, Ibadan
07 July 2022   |   4:03 am
The Oyo State Police Command, yesterday, arrested 31-year-old Lukman Yisa and 26-year-old Usman Salami, for allegedly engaging in ritual killing and sale of human parts.

Three Micra drivers nabbed for killing officer
The Oyo State Police Command, yesterday, arrested 31-year-old Lukman Yisa and 26-year-old Usman Salami, for allegedly engaging in ritual killing and sale of human parts.

The suspects were paraded by the Oyo State Commissioner of Police, Adebowale Williams at the Command Headquarters, Eleyele, Ibadan, Oyo State.

Williams disclosed that Yisa was transferred to the Homicide Section of the State Criminal Investigation Department, Iyaganku, Ibadan, by the Department of State Services (DSS), after he was suspected of engaging in ritual killing and sale of human parts.

He stated further that when Yisa was interrogated, he confessed to killing a 26-year-old Wale Adefabi, who visited him with his girlfriend.

Yisa gave the names of his accomplices as Usman Salami, Mustapha and BJ whose real name is still unknown.

The CP said after the second suspect, Salami was arrested, he reportedly opened up on how he and others murdered the victim and shared his body parts for ritual purposes.

MEANWHILE, three commercial drivers were also arrested for allegedly killing a policeman, Oluniyi Bamidele in Ibadan.

Bamidele was said to be on duty that fateful day, when a group of Micra drivers jointly attacked and killed him, after obstructing an erring commercial driver.

“While on duty at New Garage Roundabout, Ibadan, one AP/NO. 16860 STW Oluniyi Bamidele stopped a Micra commercial vehicle for obstruction and immediately the driver learnt that he was to be taken to the station, he came down from the vehicle and pretended to have fainted.

“His action attracted other Micra drivers who joined him and attacked the police officers till one of them managed to escape, while his colleague who was unable to escape was mobbed.”

He said the principal suspect, Segun Akinade, who raised the false alarm that led to the beating of the traffic wardens and eventual murder of the deceased, has also been arrested.

ALSO, the Oyo State Police Command yesterday arrested no fewer than 16 suspects for alleged kidnapping, armed robbery, murder, and sundry crimes.

Meanwhile, CP Williams said that all the suspects would be charged to court upon completion of the investigation into their cases.