DAUD OLATUNJI writes on how a suspected serial killer in Iperu and Ogere communities of the Ikenne Native Authorities Space of Ogun State, Feyisola Dosumu, was arrested after killing eight individuals within the areas
Monitoring a serial killer in Ogun State, Dosumu Feyisola, was not a straightforward job for the state police command. Policemen led by the Commissioner of Police, Edward Ajogun, on many events spent nights and days within the communities, but the suspect at all times escaped.
Regardless of a number of efforts by the police and native safety companies similar to the Agbekoya, So-safe corps and vigilantes to cease the killings , Dosumu , a cultist and drug addict, continued to invade the communities at surprising hours to hack anybody that got here his method to demise.
The suspect, who had been taking part in hide-and- search with the safety operatives and residents of the Ogere, Iperu, Ilisan and different communities; met his waterloo on August 25, when the state police command employed expertise to smoke him out of a thick forest which he had changed into his abode.
For 5 months, Dosumu, who was popularly referred to as ‘Spatan,’ had been a serious ache within the neck of the residents of Ikenne communities attributable to his nefarious actions. Whereas many residents within the communities needed to abandon their houses to reside in safer locations, some, who had nowhere to go, stayed put in these communities, however slept with one eye closed as a result of no person might predict when the suspected serial killer would seem.
His whereabouts have been unknown for weeks. Even, when a bounty of N500,000 was positioned on him, Dosumu appeared to be a dribbler whose hideouts remained a thriller for months.
He, nevertheless, met his waterloo when the Particular Anti-Theft Squad led by Muhammad Tijani tracked him with the assistance of a drone to his hideout inside a bush in Ogere, the place he had created a settlement for himself.
Dosumu’s journey of killing individuals of the communities began about 4 months in the past when he reportedly went on the rampage and killed six individuals within the communities.
It was reported that Dosumu killed two personal guards working at a farm and one aged Togolese on April 30, 2020.
It was additional gathered that one other unidentified teenager was additionally killed at Ogere on Might 1, whereas he reportedly hacked three others to demise at Iperu Remo on Might 2..
About three months after the primary assault, Dosumu struck once more within the communities on August 1, 2020 when he hacked one other two to demise.
The PUNCH gathered that following one other assault, residents and safety operatives launched a critical manhunt for Dosumu who was stated to be affected by a psychological dysfunction.
It was additionally gathered that the suspect was hiding inside a thick forest round one of many communities.
Among the locations Dosumu was suspected to be hiding have been uncompleted buildings and typically contained in the ceiling of newly accomplished ones and this was why it was tough for the police to trace him down.
When The PUNCH alongside the police visited among the buildings, it was noticed that Dosumu inscribed completely different photos on the partitions.
Whereas talking on the event , the Divisional Police Officer of Ogere, Ayinde Abiodun, defined that not lower than eight uncompleted buildings had been uncovered by the police which have been suspected to have been hideouts of Dosumu.
The DPO stated, “Wherever he lived, he would certainly draw one thing simply to make us know that he had lived there earlier than.
“He used to hibernate in lots of uncompleted buildings which we uncovered. In all places he went, you’d at all times see his indicators and there have been instances he would cover contained in the ceiling of a newly accomplished constructing; this was the explanation it was tough to trace him”
When the workforce acquired to the bush the place Dosumu was caught , no person would have thought human being would reside there due to its thickness. The place was stated to be the place the place Dosumu was lastly caught via the assistance of a drone.
It was nevertheless learnt that Dosumu was shot when he tried to assault a policeman with a damaged bottle and a cutlass. He died because of gunshot accidents he sustained.
In the forest Dosumu had made a settlement for himself and he was dwelling like a ‘king of the jungle’ who had all the things he wanted to outlive. It was noticed that on the hideout, Dosumu had a kitchen the place he cooked, with a fuel cooker.
Our correspondent noticed that there have been leftovers of fried chickens in his abode earlier than his arrest. It was noticed that the suspect designed the hideout to go well with his mode of operation as he was so tactical in his method; he cleared sufficient area within the bush, dug trenches in an effort to keep away from police arrest.
The PUNCH additionally noticed that the suspect had a replica of his poster which the police printed when he was declared wished. ..er was pasted in his makeshift room within the jungle.
The Commissioner for Police, Edward Ajogun, disclosed that the police needed to make use of a expertise to fish out the serial killer when it grew to become tough for them to apprehend him the place he was hiding within the bush .
Ajogun stated this when he led his males to convey the killer’s corpse in a van to the Governor’s workplace, Oke Mosan, Abeokuta, the place the state Governor, Dapo Abiodun, was briefed on the operation that led to his arrest and killing.
The police boss defined that the suspect was killed in his dungeon constructed within the bush round Ogere Space after two days operations.
He stated, “His module operandi is that this: He lived in bushes within the communities. Sometimes, he sneaked out and hacked his victims to demise”
He acknowledged, “We employed the reactive technique of at all times combing the bush every time this factor occurred. So, we began this on April 21 when the serial killer killed one other sufferer.
“Then the governor known as that I ought to attempt my all means to ensure I put a halt to the mindless killings. In fact , the Inspector Basic of Police additionally directed that we should fish out the killer. So from April 21 until date , we had been in that bushes on the lookout for him.”
Earlier earlier than the demise of the serial killer, the normal rulers within the space had expressed issues over the lack of police to arrest Dosumu.
The Ologere of Ogere, Oba Oladele Ogunbade had stated the individuals within the communities have been on the lookout for all means to make sure the serial killer was arrested.
The monarch, who lamented that Dosumu had turn out to be an issue in the neighborhood lamented, “We have now been forward of the state of affairs, however, he has not been arrested by the police.
“He’s an issue to the communities and we’re on the lookout for a manner and means to guarantee that he’s arrested. We pray that he’s caught in the future”.
When requested to look at the efforts of the police on the event , the monarch stated “The police know their job, we can not train them their job, however, the one factor is to arrest him. There aren’t any different means than to arrest him.”
Additionally, the Alaperu of Iperu, Oba Adeleke Idowu-Basipo stated the native hunters, alongside different safety operatives together with the police have been on 24-hours surveillance to make sure Dosumu’s arrest.
He acknowledged, “We thank God as a result of now we have mobilised our hunters, the vigilante group, the corps and even the police are preserving 24 hours vigilance.Their patrol workforce are at all times on the bottom.”
Oba Idowu-Basipo stated “Giving us info may be very important, we must be up to date on the actions of the person and the way he strikes round for us to have the ability to get him arrested, however, we must be assured that we are going to quickly arrest the person.”
staying in a single place. I don’t know if persons are giving him info and we don’t know. “
In the identical vein, the lawmaker representing the native authorities the state Home of Meeting, Kunle Sobukola stated he was in fixed dialogue with the commissioner of police to make sure the suspect’s arrest.
He stated, “We’re in fixed dialogue with the commissioner of police and the chief safety adviser of the state governor with the view to capturing him.
The Transition Committee Chairman of the Ikenne Native Authorities, Rotimi Akinsanya, defined that the federal government arrange native intelligence community in search of for important info that will assist in monitoring the suspected cultist.
Supply: The PUNCH