Son, 20 kills father for alleged ritual in Ogun - NIGERIAN NEWSORBIT

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Son, 20 kills father for alleged ritual in Ogun


The Ogun State Community, Social Orientation and Safety Corps, otherwise called So-Safe Corps, has arrested Ridwan, aged 20 for allegedly killing his father simply identified as Ishau for ritual in Oshoku village, Ijebu North Local Government area of the state 

Ridwan was alleged to have committed this heinous act on Thursday, August 31 at about 12am

The was according to statement issued on Friday from the office of the State Commander of the Corps, Commander  Soji Ganzallo through the Office of the Director of Information and Public Relations of the Corps, Assistant Commander Moruf Yusuf.

The statement partly reads "about 12:00hrs on Thursday, 31st August, 2023, officers of the Corps on routine patrol heard a strange noise in a building while at Oshoku Village in Ijebu North Local Government Area. The Officers entered the building to confirm what was happening, but to the officers' dismay, they found a man's body lying lifeless in a pool of his own blood and the alleged killer fled the scene"

The Corps Commander, Ganzallo was said to have instructed the Zonal Commander, Ijebu Zonal Command, ACC Marcus Ayankoya to get the suspected killer, Ridwan arrested under 24hrs. The suspected killer was thereafter nabbed where he was hiding in a bush.

Ridwan was alleged to have confessed to have killed his father, Ishau with a rope tied to his neck and a knife used to remove the needed parts of his body for ritual purpose. 

Ganzallo noted that the alleged killer told the officers of the Corps that he only removed the private part, larynx, and just four teeth of his father as requested by a ritualist he identified as Baba Kekere. 

Ridwan was however said to have refused to disclose the whereabouts of the ritualist called Baba Kekere. The Corps said that the suspect been transfered to the Nigeria Police Force, Ogbere Divisional Headquarters for further investigation and likely prosecution. 

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