NIGERIA: Police Nabs 4 Yahoo Boys For Friend’s Murder In Ogun

NIGERIA: Police Nabs 4 Yahoo Boys For Friend’s Murder In Ogun

By Augustine Ehikioya


For allegedly murdering their friend, Alexander Uzoma, operatives of Ogun State Police Command have arrested 4 suspected internet fruadsters.

(Yahoo Boys and Murder Suspects)

The suspects were arrested following the report lodged at Adigbe Divisional headquarters by the mother of the victim, one Ogechi Alexander.

She had reported that her son Alexander, who was 20 years old, left home on the 20th of November, 2021 and did not returned.

This was contained in a statement issued by the PPRO, Ogun State Police Command, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, and made available to Security Watch Africa (SWA).

The statement said “She reported further that her son told her that he was going to visit some of his friends whom she didn’t know.

“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 (SCIID) for discreet investigation.

“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 the person who was last seen with the victim, and he was promptly arrested.

“The said Babatunde later led Policemen to arrest his co-accomplices namely: Azeez Oyebanji aka Biggy, Ayobami Adesina and Balogun Sulaiman.”

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

“They confessed further that when they woke up at about 8pm, they met the victim on the ground already vomited all over his body. When they tried to carry him, they discovered that he is no longer breathing.

“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.

“It was then that Ayomide and Gafar arranged for Uber driver to come and when the driver came, Ayomide collected the vehicle from him and used it to carry the corpse to the top of Kuto overhead bridge where it was dumped.

“The corpse was later removed by the State Health Workers and buried as unknown corpse.”

Preliminary investigation, the statement said, 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 it was buried.

It added that 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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