Four "Yahoo boys" killed their friend, dump corpse on Kuto bridge in Ogun - NIGERIAN NEWSORBIT


Wednesday, December 22, 2021

Four "Yahoo boys" killed their friend, dump corpse on Kuto bridge in Ogun

Operatives of Ogun state police command said they have arrested four suspected internet fraudsters popularly called 'Yahoo boys' over the murder of their 20-yr old friend, Alexander Uzoma after which they dumped his corpse on Kuto flyover bridge, Abeokuta.

The suspects are Babatunde Owoseni, Azeez Oyebanji aka Biggy, Ayobami Adesina and Balogun Sulaiman. 

According to statement from the Spokesman of the state police command, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, the suspects were arrested following the report lodged at Adigbe Divisional headquarters of the police by the mother of the victim, one Ogechi Alexander.

Ogechi was said to have reported that her son, Alexander left home on the 20th of November 2021 and did not returned. She reported further that her son told her that he was going to visit some of his friends whom she didn't know. 

The police said a case of missing person was subsequently incidented at Adigbe division, but when the whereabout of the victim remained a mystery after some days, the Commissioner of Police, CP Lanre Bankole directed that the case be transferred to state criminal investigation and intelligence department for discreet investigation. 

The statement said "at the SCIID, the DSP Nurudeen AbdulGafar led Modus Operandi section, embarked on intelligence and technical investigation which led to identification of one Babatunde Owoseni has the person who was last seen with the victim, and was promptly arrested. 

"The said Babatunde later led policemen to arrest his co accomplices namely:Azeez Oyebanji aka Biggy, Ayobami Adesina and Balogun Sulaiman. 

"On interrogation, they confessed that the victim came to their house to learn about internet fraud and after eating, they all took a substance known as Colorado which made them to fall asleep".

The suspects reportedly confessed further that when they woke up at about 8 pm, they met the victim on the ground already with vomit all over his body. 

They disclosed that when they tried to carry him, they discovered that he was no longer breathing and that at that point, Azeez Oyebanji aka Biggy from whom they bought the drug was invited, and he advised that they should throw the corpse away. 

At this juncture, two of the suspects, Ayomide and Gafar were said to have allegedly arranged for Uber driver to come and when the driver came, Ayomide collected the vehicle from him and used it to carry the corpse of Alexander to the top of Kuto overhead bridge where it was dumped.

Alexander's corpse was said to have been later removed by the state health workers and buried as unknown corpse. 

Preliminary investigation according to the police was said to have revealed that there was a mark of violence on the head of the deceased as shown in the picture taken by the health workers before he was buried. 

Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, CP Lanre Bankole has ordered  the investigating team to expedite action on the investigation and charge the case to court as soon as possible. 

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