Kwara Police parade suspect for allegedly killing six persons
By Mosunmola Ayobami Ilorin
Former Chief Medical Director, Kaiama General Hospital, Dr Abass Adeyemi was on Monday paraded by the Kwara State Police Command for allegedly committing murders.
The 36 years old medical doctor was alleged to have killed six persons in Kwara and Edo states in the last six months.
He was paraded at the state police headquarters by the Police Commissioner, Paul Odama.
Odama said Adeyemi allegedly killed Olanipekun Ibukun, Nafisat Halidu, Abubakar Abubakar, a cab driver in Benin and two unidentified persons.
He said: “On 3/7/2022, at about 2350hrs, one Muktar Opeyemi reported at F Division, Ilorin, that on /25/6/2022, he noticed that one of his co-tenants by name Ifeoluwa (f), of the same address, and her vehicle, a Toyota Camry, were last seen within the compound on 24/6/2022, which was unusual.
“While the investigation was ongoing on the missing lady, a case of culpable homicide was reported at Alapa Police Station to the effect that a lifeless body of a young, unknown lady was found in the bush beside the road with a violent mark of injury on her head and blood on her face.
“Investigation, however, revealed that the missing Olanipekun Ifeoluwa Ibukun which was reported missing at F Division was the same young lady killed and thrown into the bush at Alapa.
“Investigation into the case revealed that one Dr. Abass Adio Adeyemi was last seen with the deceased Ifeoluwa. The circumstances surrounding the missing Ifeoluwa at Tanke and her being found dead at Alapa necessitated heightened suspicion that the Doctor knew something about the missing lady.
“While the command was searching for the Doctor, news filtered in that Edo State Police Command had arrested Dr Abbas Adio Adeyemi in connection with another case of killing.
“The command in an effort to get to the root of the serial murder case in Kwara State succeeded in getting him released to the command to help in the investigation.”
The police commissioner disclosed that Adeyemi confessed to have killed Ifeoluwa by hitting her with an object on the head and dumped the body at a bush in Alapa.
He confessed to have earlier sedated and caused the kidnapping and killing of one Abubakar Malam Abubakar. He also admitted to killing Nafisat Halidu, a casual worker at the General Hospital in Kaiama and concealed her body in a trash-can, filled with cement and kept inside a locked store with the key in his procession.
He added that the suspect confessed to the killing of one unknown lady buried inside the same General Hospital store.
The police boss said both bodies were exhumed, recovered and deposited at the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital Ilorin.
“He confessed further to having been lured into organ harvesting by a yet-to-be-identified syndicate.
“A discreet investigation is still in progress to unravel other killings perpetrated by the suspect and his syndicate,” he said, adding that the accused would soon be charged to court.
Odama said exhibits recovered from the suspect include Toyota Camry LE reg. no WSN 494 AA, one black and one pink female handbag, one Infinix phone, one Tecno phone, Female wig, a black vail, one female pant and industrial waste bin.
“In another development, on February 17, 2023, at about 2350 hours, Musa Saka and Ridwan Shehu both of Onile-Aro village and Isalu farm settlements escaped and reported at Oke-Ero Police Division that some armed men invaded their farm settlements.
“Policemen from the Division and vigilantes in the area were mobilized and stormed the identified farm settlements, they were greeted on arrival at the scene with hails of bullets shot by the invaders. The engagement by the police and vigilantes led to the neutralization of two of the unknown armed men, and one of the vigilantes sustained some gunshot injuries and is presently recuperating in the hospital.
“Two AK-47 rifles with four live rounds of ammunition were recovered, and the bodies of the two unknown gunmen have been deposited in the mortuary while efforts are already in top gear to arrest the remaining fleeing suspects,” he added.