Suspected Money Ritualist Offers Police N1M Bribe After Arrest

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A suspected ritualist, identified as Ifasoji Ayangbesan, has tried to bribe policemen who arrested him with N1 million over the killing of one Ms Oyindamola Adeyemi.

The said victim was reportedly killed on January 28, 2023, by Ayangbesan and other members of a notorious ritualist syndicate.

The Ogun State police spokesman, Abimbola Oyeyemi, recalled that some ritualists had killed and dismembered the body of Adeyemi, which they sold to some people. 

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While other suspects were arrested since January, 35-year-old Ayangbesan had been at large, but he was arrested “following painstaking and intelligence-based investigation embarked upon by detectives from Obalende divisional headquarters.”

Oyeyemi disclosed that his colleagues, who were earlier arrested, had indicted him as “the one who bought the two legs of the 26-year-old victim,” so he escaped when he heard that he had been mentioned.

Since then, the DPO of Obalende division, SP Murphy Salami, and his detectives had been on the trail of the fleeing suspect, with a view to arresting and prosecuting him with his colleagues in crime. 

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On April 28, Ayangbesan was apprehended at his Ijade Iloti hideout by the police.

“Immediately he was arrested, the suspect made an offer of one million naira bribe to the policemen, which was rejected,” Oyeyemi stated.

It was learnt that while the suspect was being interrogated, he confessed being a member of “the syndicate that killed Oyindamola Adeyemi, and that he was the person who severed the two legs of the deceased which he claimed he used for ritual purpose.” 

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Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, Olanrewaju Oladimeji, has directed the transfer of the suspect to the State CIID for prosecution.

Oladimeji also commended his men for being upright in their job.

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