Ogun Police Command Arrest 3 Community Vigilantes Over Death of OOU Student


The Ogun State Police Command has disclosed that it had arrested three members of a community vigilante group for the alleged murder of an undergraduate student of the Olabisi Onabanjo University (OOU), Ahmed Obisanwo.

The vigilante members, who were paraded on Wednesday at Eleweran State Police HQ, were reported to have murdered Ahmed and thrown his corpse into a river, after he was arrested by the group over cult related activities in Ijebu-Igbo town.

Nigeria Police. Photo: Premium Times
Nigeria Police. Photo: Premium Times

Bashir Makama, Ogun state Police Commissioner, while speaking to pressmen during the parade, explained that the suspects, Idowu Ayodele, 33; Segun Ogunsanwo, 53; and Akeem Salisu, 55, had invaded a hotel in Ijebu-Igbo area of the state on the 8th of August, dispossessed lodgers of their valuables and seized two young men.

He said the suspects, who claimed that the two young men were cultists and arrested them during initiation, eventually released one of them and couldn’t account for the whereabouts of the other one.

Makama made it known that the suspects were arrested after Ahmed’s parents reported the case at the police station that the whereabouts of their ward could not be accounted for by the suspects.

One of the suspects, who spoke with pressmen, denied killing Ahmed. He stated that the vigilance group was commissioned by the community to rid it of cultists and thugs, claiming that the other members of the security group, who he said have run away, had carried out the raid on the hotel and arrested the suspected cultists.

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