The Ogun State Community, Social Orientation and Safety Corps, aka So-Safe Corps, has arrested a 20-year-old suspect, identified only as Ridwan, for allegedly killing his father, Ishau, in Oshoku village, in the Ijebu North Local Government Area of the state.
Ridwan was alleged to have committed the crime on Thursday, August 31, around 12am.
The Director of Information and Public Relations of the Corps, Assistant Commander Moruf Yusuf, confirmed the incident in a statement on Friday.
The statement read, “Around 12pm on Thursday, August 31, 2023, officers of the corps on a routine patrol heard a strange noise in a building while at Oshoku village in the Ijebu North Local Government Area. The officers entered the building to confirm what was happening. But to their dismay, they found a man lying lifeless in a pool of blood as the alleged killer fled the scene.”
The Corps Commander, Soji Ganzallo, was said to have instructed the Zonal Commander, Ijebu Zonal Command, Marcus Ayankoya, to get the suspect arrested within 24 hours.
The suspect was thereafter nabbed where he was hiding in a bush.
Ridwan was alleged to have confessed to killing his father with a rope tied to his neck and a knife, with which he removed some parts of his body for ritual purposes.
Ganzallo noted that the suspect told officers of the corps that he removed the private parts, larynx, and four teeth as requested by a ritualist he identified as Baba Kekere.
Ridwan was, however, said to have refused to disclose the whereabouts of the ritualist.
The corps said the suspect was transferred to the Ogbere Police Divisional Headquarters for further investigation and prosecution.