Four suspected internet fraudsters have been apprehended by men of the Ogun state police command following the alleged murder of a 20 year old boy, Alexander Uzoma.
In a statement released by spokesperson of the state police command, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, the suspects were arrested following a report lodged at Adigbe divisional headquarters by the mother of the victim, one Ogechi Alexander.
Madan Ogechi reported that her son Alexander left home on the 20th of November 2021, he told her that he was going to visit some of his friends whom she didn’t know but did not return since then.
A case of missing person was subsequently filed at Adigbe division, but when the whereabout of the victim remained a mystery after some days, the commissioner of police CP Lanre Bankole directed that the case be transferred to state criminal investigation and intelligence department for discreet investigation.
At the SCIID, the DSP Nurudeen AbdulGafar led Modus Operandi section, embarked on intelligence and technical investigation which led to identification of one Babatunde Owoseni as the person who was last seen with the victim, and he was promptly arrested.
The said Babatunde later led policemen to arrest his co accomplices namely: Azeez Oyebanji aka Biggy, Ayobami Adesina and Balogun Sulaiman.
Abimbola said on interrogation, “the suspects confessed that the victim came to their house to learn about internet fraud, and after eating food, they all took a substance known as Colorado which made them to fall asleep.
They confessed further that when they woke up at about 8 pm, they met the victim on the ground already vomited all over his body.
When they tried to carry him, they discovered that he was no longer breathing. At that point, Azeez Oyebanji aka Biggy who they bought the drug from was invited, and he advised that they should throw the corpse away.”