The Ogun State Police Command has declared suspected notorious cultist identified as ‘Bobo’, wanted for allegedly killing one Salaudeen Lawal, an automobile mechanic.
DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, the command’s spokesperson, who confirmed the incident in a statement, said the suspect, who terrorises Igbesa and its environs in Ado-Odo Ota, stabbed the deceased with a bottle during an altercation.
“Lawal Salaudeen was invited to fix a vehicle which had a mechanical fault. While he was rectifying the fault, a notorious cultist popularly known as Bobo, accused the mechanic of obstructing the road with the vehicle he was working on. This led to an argument between them, consequent upon which the said Bobo broke a bottle and stabbed Salaudeen Lawal on his hand which cut one of the veins,” Oyeyemi said.
He also stated that following a distress call made to the police at Igbesa divisional headquarters, the DPO, SP Abayomi Adeniji, led his men to the scene and took the victim to the hospital, where he died.
“He was rescued to the hospital by the police who responded to distress call from the scene, but unfortunately died while receiving treatment.
“The suspect fled but one of his accomplices has been arrested and he is helping the police in their investigation,” he further said.
The command disclosed that it has launched a massive manhunt for the fleeing suspect.