Omotoshola Sarimakin, Ondo
Men of the Ogun State Police Command have arrested a 29-year-old herbalist, Baoku Gbuyi, and a 27-year-old bricklayer, Olamide Odulaja, for allegedly killing a housewife, Modupeola Folorunsho, and her four-year-old son, Peter, for a money-making ritual.
The suspects were arrested following a report by the head of the family, Abiola Folorunsho, that his wife and son were missing.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, disclosed this in a statement on Sunday.
Oyeyemi said the bereaved husband lodged a complaint at the Ijebu-Igbo divisional police headquarters last week Sunday.
The PPRO added that Abiola complained that efforts to locate his wife and son, who went out together, did not yield any result.
According to Oyeyemi, upon the report, a case of missing persons was recorded and the Ijebu-Igbo Divisional Police Officer, SP Kazeem Solotan, detailed crack detectives to unravel the mystery behind the disappearance of the victims.
“The detectives there and then embarked on a technical and intelligence-based investigation, which led them to the arrest of Olamide Odulaja at Ibadan, Oyo State.
Oyeyemi said the state Commissioner of Police, Edward Ajogun, commended his men for their display of investigative intelligence.