The Ogun State Police Command has confirmed the arrest of a notorious cultist, Babatunde Idris also known as “Bobo” who was declared wanted for the gruesome murder of an automobile mechanic, Salaudeen Lawal in Igbesa.
The 19-year-old suspect was apprehended at his hideout in Surulere, Lagos barely 24-hour after he was declared wanted.
He was arrested by detectives led by the DPO Igbesa division, Abayomi Adeniji.
The suspect had on Sunday, October 18th attacked the deceased who was invited to repair a faulty car in Igbesa.
He accused the deceased of blocking the road with the car he was repairing and subsequently stabbed him with a broken bottle on his hand thereby cutting one of his veins.
The victim was rushed to the hospital by the police but unfortunately gave up the ghost while receiving treatment.
A statement from the police command said the Commissioner of Police, Edward A. Ajogun there and then gave a matching order to the DPO Igbesa to fish out the culprit.
“In compliance with the CP’s directive, the DPO and his detectives embarked on intelligence and technical based investigation which led them to Surulere area in Lagos State where the suspect was hibernating and subsequently got him arrested.
“He has made confessional statements owing up to the commission of the crime.
“The suspect had been transferred to the homicide section of the State Criminal investigation and intelligence department for further investigation into his past activities and diligent prosecution as ordered by the CP.”