The Ogun State Police Command says it has arrested the suspected mad man, Lekan Adebisi, who allegedly hacked to death two pupils of St. John’s Anglican Primary School, Agodo, Ogun Waterside Local Government Area of the state.
The victims, Mubarak Kalesowo and Sunday Obituyi, both aged four, were killed by the suspect on Monday 12th March, 2018.
The suspect was said to have stormed the school while the pupils were on lunch break and did the havoc. He thereafter fled the scene.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said the suspect was arrested in the early hours of Wednesday through the combined efforts of the policemen attached to Ogbere Area Command led by Makinde Kayode, an Assistant Commissioner of Police; and some local hunters.
The state Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Iliyasu, who was said to be so furious about the incident, was said to have given a marching order to the Area Commander Ogbere and the Divisional Police Officer, Abigi Division, to arrest the suspect within the shortest possible time.
In compliance with Iliyasu’s order, the Area Commander mobilised policemen and local hunters for the manhunt of the suspect.
He said, “Their efforts paid off in the early hours of today (Wednesday) when the suspect was seen in a bush around the community.
“When they wanted to arrest him, the suspect, who was brandishing a sharp cutlass, attacked them, consequent upon which he was shot and injured on the leg.”
Oyeyemi, an Assistant Superintendent of Police, said the suspect has been taken to hospital for medical treatment.
Meanwhile, Iliyasu has directed that the case be transferred to homicide section of State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Abeokuta, for proper investigation.