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Police arrest fleeing cultist who allegedly killed auto technician in Ogun

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By Aremu Sosanya

Barely 24 hours after declaring an alleged notorious cultist simply known as “Bobo” wanted over the suspected murder of an automobile mechanic Salaudeen Lawal in Igbesa, the Ogun State Police Command said it has arrested the suspect.

According to a statement released by Abimbola Oyeyemi, the spokesperson for Ogun state command of Nigerian police, said the 19 year-old Babatunde Idris was arrested on Monday when he was traced to his hideout at Surulere in Lagos State by detectives led by the DPO Igbesa division, SP Abayomi Adeniji.

It will be recalled that the suspect had on Sunday 18th of October 2020 attacked the deceased who was invited to repair a faulty car in Igbesa accusing him of blocking the road with the car he was repairing and subsequently stabbed him with a broken bottle on his hand thereby cut one of his veins.

The victim was quickly rescued to the hospital by the police but unfortunately gave up the ghost while receiving treatment  consequence upon which the suspect took to flight immediately.

Oyeyemi said the Commissioner of Police, CP Edward A. 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.

"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 has made confessional statements owing up to the commission of the crime.

The Police spokesperson said the suspect had 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 Commissioner of Police.