ABEOKUTA – The Ogun State Governor Abiodun has warned criminals in Ogun State to steer clear, saying the government will not condone any act of criminality.
Abiodun stated this on the heels of the arrest and eventual death of Feyisola Dosumu, popularly called, “Spartan”, the suspected serial killer, terrorising Iperu and Ogere communities, in Ikenne Local Government area of Ogun State.
The Governor appreciated the police, local hunters and other security agents who participated in the search for the said serial killer, wreaking havoc in his hometown.
Feyisola Dosumu, was reported dead as a result of the gun injuries he sustained during an encounter preceding his arrest by the Police on Tuesday, August 25, 2020.
According to the Ogun Commissioner of Police, CP Edward Ajogun, who confirmed that the suspect was shot when he tried to attack the police with a broken bottle and a cutlass, the late serial killer was tracked with the help of a drone to his hideout inside a bush in Ogere, where he had created a settlement for himself.
Ajogun said the suspect was so tactical in his approach as he cleared enough space in the bush, dug trenches in order to avoid police arrest, saying, the police engaged him (suspect) when he broke a bottle and gave him a “fatal injury” that later led to his death.
This, he added, has put paid to the bloodletting championed by Dosumu in Iperu and Ogere communities.
The suspect was declared wanted by the police on Friday, July 31st, 2020, for allegedly killing no fewer than seven people at Ogere and Iperu Remo, the hometown of Governor Dapo Abiodun, in Ikenne Local Government Area of the state.
It however, took the efforts of the joint security team of police, local hunters and vigilantes in a two-day operation to bring down the suspect in his enclave at Ogere.
The operation was led by the state Commissioner of Police, Edward Ajogun. The bullet ridden body of the suspect was taken to the Governor’s Office in Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta, the state capital.
About three months ago, Dosumu, an alleged notorious cultist and drug addict, hacked three people to death at Ogere and Iperu. Again, the suspect went on the rampage on Tuesday, July 28, 2020, and killed two people, one each at Ogere and Iperu Remo.
Dosumu was alleged to be a cultist who escaped from a psychiatrist hospital to engage in killing innocent souls, he was reported to have hacked a nursing mother to death at Ogere before killing a security guard attached to one poultry farm at Iperu Remo.
Briefing the governor on how Dosumu was killed, the Police Commissioner, Ajogun, said the suspect usually sneaks out of his enclave in the forest into the community and hacks his victims to death. The police boss disclosed that the suspect started his killing spree in April and a N1 million bounty was placed on him.
Ajogun added that the suspect almost “slipped away” from the hands of his men. He said: “Before my assumption of office, he (suspect) had killed about four persons. His modules operandi is this, he lives in the bushes in the community, there from time to time, he sneaked out and ‘matchetes’ his victims to death.
“Then, he progressed in that manner to selective victims, ‘matchetes’ them to death, then dashed back to the bush. “We employed the reactive means of always combing the bush each time this thing happens.”
The commissioner disclosed that he was given a marching order by both Governor Abiodun and the Inspector General of Police (IG), Mohammed Adamu, for Dosumu’s arrest.