Operatives of the Ogun State Command of Amotekun Corps have arrested a man in Ibiade in Ogun Waterside Local Government Area of the State for allegedly torturing two children which led to their death.
The suspect was said to have chained his three children and locked them in a solitary confinement, without food and water for over three (3) months which led to the death of the two – Yusuf Ogunfadeke ‘m’ 18 years and Dasola Ogunfadeke (‘f)17 years between April and June, 2022 in Ijebu-Ode where they were all living with their father but the miraculously survived the ordeal.
The suspect also buried his two children secretly without letting family members know about the incident but the survivor stumbled on his aunty and narrated their ordeal to her who in turn, alerted her sister.
Commissioner of Police, David A. Akinremi (Rtd) who is the Commander of Amotekun Corps in the state who disclosed this on Wednesday, gave details of the alleged offence and how the suspect was eventually nabbed.
“Following complaint of suspected murder reported by the suspect’s ex-wife, one Busola Otusegun, the suspect was arrested.
According to the woman, when her marriage to the suspect broke up some years back, the ex-husband insisted he wanted the custody of their three children whose age ranges from 18, 17, and 16 which was agreed upon. Though she relocated to Warri, Delta State and got married there, she was in constant touch with the suspect concerning the welfare of the three (3) children and was always told all was well with them. She however did not have direct access to any of them (children).
On 30th March, 2023, one of the three children came across his aunty in Ibiade where he currently live with his father (suspect) and narrated their experience with their father which led to the death of his two (2) elder siblings – Yusuf Ogunfadeke ‘M’ 18 years and Dasola Ogunfadeke ‘F’ 17 years between April and June, 2022 in Ijebu-Ode where they were all living with the suspect until he relocated back to Ibiade.
According to him, their father (suspect) chained and locked them in a solitary confinement, without food and water for over three (3) months which led to the death of the two (2) siblings but he miraculously survived the ordeal.
The suspect, when interrogated, though admitted the alleged confinement of the children for months, denied not feeding them and being responsible for their death. According to him, his action was based on the children’s involvement in stealing hence the need to ensure they are prevented from such criminal action. He further claim that the two (2) deceased were taken to hospital for treatment at different times, they fell ill but unfortunately died in the process.
What is however curious about his defence is that the hospital where he claimed the two children died in Ijebu Ode could neither be located nor where he allegedly buried them behind a rented apartment he lived in Ijebu-Ode before relocating to his present abode in Ibiade with the third child for possible exhumation be traced. The fact that he refused to make the incidents known to any member of the family also gives course for concern moreso when the suspect is a herbalist, thus further fueling the suspicion of having killed the deceased for possible rituals.
Consequently, the case is being transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department for further investigation with a view to establishing further facts that will facilitates his prosecution,” the Amotekun Corps Commander stated.
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