A 16-year-old suspected cultist, Rilwan Okegbenro has been arrested by the police for killing a man, Olawale Adebayo, who resided in Imosun in the Ikorodu area of the state.
It was gathered that the teenager confessed to the crime. He also revealed that he perpetrated the act with the help of other people. He was apprehended on Wednesday by operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad during a raid in the area.
Okegbenro told the police in his statement that he and two other gang members participated in the killing of 22-year-old Adebayo.
He said, “Two others, who are on the run, and I attacked the man behind a bank on Sagamu Road in the Ikorodu area. It was a Wednesday. We trailed him and my gang killed him. The man used to live at Imosun Close, Ikorodu.”
Ismaila Balogun, brother to the deceased man confirmed that it was the teenager that killed his brother.
The Police Public Relations Officer, SP Dolapo Badmos, confirmed Okegbenro’s arrest. She added that the police had launched a manhunt for the suspect’s fleeing gang members.
She said, “The raid was carried out on black spots in the Ikorodu area. In the process, Okegbenro, of no fixed address, was arrested. He has confessed to being a cult member and to have also participated in the killing of one Olawale Adebayo.
“The command has launched a manhunt for his fleeing accomplices – Ahmed and Taoreed. Investigation is still ongoing. The state command will continue to clamp down on criminals to make the state a safe place.”