Osun police confirm kidnap, murder of Ora-Igbomina chief

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The Osun State Police command has announced the kidnaping and murder of Chief Oladepo Asaolu, the Babaloja of Ora-Igbomina, Oke-Ila Local Government Area of Osun State.

According to the command in a statement by its spokesperson, Yemisi Opalola on Sunday in Osogbo, the report of the kidnapping of Chief Asaolu was made by Oladepo Olasunkanmi at about 12:30pm on Saturday, October 8, 2022, at the Oke-Ila Police Division.

According to the statement, “At about 2230hrs one Oladepo Olasunkanmi ‘M’ of Kereja Area Ora-Igbomina under the Oke-Ika Police Division reported that his father Chief Oladepo Asaolu left his house at Kereja Ora-Igbomina at about 0500hrs of 05/10/2022 with an unknown commercial motorcyclist and yet to return home after four (4) days.

“Upon intelligence-led investigation, the arrest of the motorcyclist was made. He revealed the forest where the victim was killed and dumped.

“The DPO led a team of policemen and some vigilante men in search of the victim in Akisa forest Ora-Igbomina where the victim has a farm, together with Sunday Johnson (motorcyclist), the suspect to where the victim was found already decomposing.”

The statement revealed that the arrest of Sunday Johnson has led to the arrest of three other suspects who have already confessed to being involved in the kidnap and killing of the victim.

While explaining that the case has been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID) for investigation, Opalola stated that arrangements were in progress to move the decomposing body of Chief Asaolu to the nearest morgue.

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