A Seven Member Gang Of Human Traffickers, Nabbed By Ogun State Police Command

‘Ball’, ‘fan’, ‘transformer’, are words you are familiar with; but this may no longer be the literal meaning of things,(items), you know them to be. They may be coded names for human parts!


This is revealed in the confessional statement of a group of seven (7) members criminal syndicate, to Police officers in Abeokuta, the Ogun state capital.


The suspects informed the Police that,

“…they have code names for each human part whenever they want to request for it from their butcher man. For example, they normally referred to human head as ball, the heart as transformer, while the hands is code named as fans.”


According to DSP. Abimbola Oyeyemi, Ogun state Police spokesperson, the suspected criminals, namely: Lekan Oladipupo m’ 38yrs, Sotan village; Sulaiman Aremu m’ 30yrs of Imala Elega Abeokuta; Ifayemi Madru m’ 24yrs of Sotan village; Shittu Saheed m’ 38yrs of Alarugbo village; Samod Sulaiman m’ 35 yrs of Sotan village; Akanji Moruf m’ 23 yrs of Alabata village; and Tajudeen Adekunle m’ 36yrs of Sapon Abeokuta; were arrested after a report was lodged at Bode Olude Divisional Headquarters of the Nigeria Police Force, NPF, in Abeokuta, by one Abraham Okosun, who said, on a visit to his brother, Mr. Sunday Okosun, at Agbara village, via Mawuko in Abeokuta, he discovered that, his brother had been brutally murdered by some unknown person(s), and his remains dismembered.


DSP. Oyeyemi said, upon the report, the DPO of Bode Olude Division, DSP. Durojaye Rotimi, with his team of ‘crack detectives’, visited the scene and afterwards, embarked on intelligence investigation to unravel perpetrators of the dastardly act.


Oyeyemi stated,

“Acting on a credible information, the detectives traced, and apprehended Lekan Oladipupo, who on interrogation confessed being the actual person who shot and killed the deceased with his dane gun. His confession led to the arrest of the other six suspects.”


“On interrogation, each of the suspects narrated their respective roles in the gruesome murder of the deceased, and others, who have been killed in similar circumstances.”


Lekan Oladipupo, a member of the gang, informed the police that, his own role is to look for unsuspecting victims, which is usually in the bush around Mawuko area, shoot them, and ensure they are death.


Oladipupo explained that,

“He will then contact Sulaiman Aremu, who will butcher the corpse of the victim, and remove vital parts to be distributed to their standby customers.”


The customers include: Ifayemi Badru, who buys most parts of the body, Shittu Saheed, Akanji Moruf, and Tajudeen Adekunle.


The 7 (seven) man syndicate also confessed to have killed not less than 4 (four) persons in similar circumstances.


DSP. Oyeyemi again confirmed that,

“The gun and cutlass, they used for the dastardly act, have been recovered”, and the case, transferred to the homicide section of the state criminal investigation and intelligence department; and the suspects expected to be charged to court as soon as possible.


Oyeyemi said, this is according to the order of the state’s Commissioner of Police, CP Lanre Bankole, who described the incident as height of man inhumanity to man.

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