Wanted serial killer arrested in Ogun

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Bankole Taiwo, Abeokuta

Ogun State police command said it has arrested one Suleiman Ganiyu, a notorious serial killer and member of Eiye cult group who had been on wanted list of the Command for some time.

Sulaiman Ganiyu according to statement from the Spokesman of the state police command, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, on Wednesday was said to have been arrested last Sunday, March 14.

The suspect was said to have been arrested following a distress call from Itamerin Comprehensive High School Ago-Iwoye that the suspect came to the school premises and started shooting sporadically simply because his younger brother who is a student of the school was beaten.

The police sated that “upon the distress call, the DPO Ago-Iwoye, CSP Paul Omiwole led his patrol team to the school but before their arrival, the suspect has run away.

“He was subsequently traced to his hideout at Imosan Street Oru-Ijebu where he was eventually apprehended. On interrogation, he confessed being a leading member of Eiye confraternity.”

Sulaiman was said to have allegedly confessed to the police that he was the one who killed one Awokale Olusegun a.k.a Lala on the 27th of February 2020 over a supremacy battle following which he was declared wanted by the police.

He was also said to have allegedly confessed being responsible for the death of one “Babasco” and one Dapo at Ijebu-Igbo in 2015 during a clash between his group and Aye cult group.

The police said further investigation revealed that the suspect was the brain behind a series of violent cult related clashes in Ago-Iwoye, Awa-Ijebu, Oru-Ijebu, Ilaponu and Ijebu-Igbo in the recent past.

Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, CP Edward Awolowo Ajogun has ordered the immediate transfer of suspect to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for discreet investigation and subsequent prosecution.