82-Year-Old Native Doctor Arrested With Other Cultists Over Policeman’s Death


The police in Lagos have captured a 82-year-old botanist, Babatunde Rufai, said to be the head of Igunuko Disguise; Ariyo Elegbede and eight others for affirmed complicity in a week ago’s murder of Sergeant Collins Esiabor.

The policeman was lynched on August 29 by associated individuals with Aiye faction aggregate at Ifako-Ijaiye while challenging the demise of their partner.

Others captured regarding the murdering are: Adewunmi Suleiman, 28; Olorunda Michael, 21; Omoba Idowu, 27; Olarewaju Hammed, 20; Payoff Adewuye, 27; Ayo Adeyanju, 27; Anu Akinola, 24 and Ige Akanbi, 29.

Police Official Imohimi Edgal said the botanist professedly treated a self-incurred gunfire damage on one of the suspects, who misused an AK-47 rifle the horde seized from the killed Sergeant.

The police boss said Elegbede professedly participated in the lynching of the cop, including that the two men were authentic local specialists for the religion gathering and normally treated individuals’ shot injuries without educating the police, as stipulated by law.

In spite of the fact that Elegbede denied the assertion, Edgal said he shared in the treatment of the harmed part, said to have fled to Ondo State, and disguised the data from the police.

He stated: “On August 29 at Haruna Transport Stop in Ifako-Ijaiye, Ogba, a crowd, for reasons unknown and with no incitement at all, assaulted a police group and vandalized a watch van positioned to give security in the territory, prompting the passing of Sergeant Collins Esiabor.

“I guaranteed then that the order would unwind and arraign those behind the obnoxious demonstration. Examination propelled into the occurrence prompted the capture of 10 suspects.

“The suspects are cultists, as authenticated by one of them, Ayo Adeyanju, who passed on the bocy of their late part to the internment site. On their way, they chose to retaliate for the demise of the perished on the police watch group despite the fact that unmistakably the police had no physical contact at all with the expired.

“As per the suspects, the perished located policemen inside his region and endeavored to scale a fence, trusting they were after him. Tragically, he put the wrong foot forward and lethally harmed himself.

“In the mean time, Rufai and Elegbede, said as assistants to the gathering, were additionally captured. Recouped from them are a Dane firearm and grouped charms.”

The police boss said the suspects would be accused of murder, including that endeavors were to capture other escaping suspects.

Edgal stated: “Those folks defied the police and grabbed an AK-47 rifle from the policeman. They didn’t know how to work the firearm; in this way, one of them erroneously shot himself in the foot with the rifle.

“These (pointing at the presumed cultivators) are the babalawo who give them treatment. They are legitimate babalawofor the religion gathering. In this way, whenever they have gunfire wounds, they go to them for treatment and these men cover the data from the police.

“Furthermore, they live in that area and heard the end result for a policeman. However, they never enlightened us regarding a gunfire casualty they treated until the point that examination embroiled them.”