The arrested suspects
Two suspects, Akinyele Adebayo and Idosu Gbalo have been arrested by men of the Amotekun Corps in Ogun state, over the alleged murder of a herder, Umaru Aliu, alias “Lagi”, at Ijagure village along Sagada in Imeko-Afon Local Government of the State.
The Commander of Amotekun in Ogun State, CP David Akinremi (rtd) disclosed this in a statement, he made available to Vanguard in Abeokuta, the state capital.
According to Akinremi, the duo committed the crime on Sunday 30th April, 2023 at about 1800 hours, while the deceased, Umaru Aliu and Umaru Takake were grazing their cattle in the bush near Ijagure village.
The Amotekun boss said, “information has it that one Fagbemi Kareem, now at large armed with a locally made single barrel gun and accompanied by four other persons, namely: Olorunto Segun, Baba Shele;
“…Lana Ojugbele and Ashipa, trailed the herders caught up with Umaru Aliu and allegedly shot him on a farmland belonging to one Chief Ogunlana Fagbemi, alias “Osewuya” at Ijagure village, while Umaru Takake narrowly escaped unhurt.
“On the same day at about 2000 hours, the duo of Olorunto Segun and Baba Shele allegedly contacted one Akinyele Adebayo to assist in dismembering the corpse at the scene of crime and he obliged in the presence of other cohorts.”
He added that “Baba Shele took away the head of the deceased to unknown destination.
“The remaining parts of the dismembered body was packed in a sack and buried in a pit near Oyan River at Oke-Ayo village in Imeko.
“The two arrested suspects on interrogation admitted their various roles in the criminal act and took operatives of the Corps to the scene where the remaining parts of the body were dumped with several parts missing.”
Akinremi said, “The prime suspects; Fagbemi Kareem and Baba Shele were said to have been arrested by Ojio Police Division, Oyo State for the same offence, while Lana Ojugbele, Olorunto Segun and Ashipa are still at large.”
He noted that the suspects, Akinyele Adebayo and Idosu Gbalo are being transferred to Ogun State Police headquarters, Eleweran, Abeokuta, for further action and prosecution.
The Corps Commander, therefore reiterated the determination of the Corps to fight all forms of crime and criminality in the state, warning criminally minded individuals that the state will not be a safe haven for them.