By; BILQIS OLAJUMOKE ONAOLAPO, Ilorin
The Kwara State Police Command has arrested a serial killer, Dr Abbas Adio Adeyemi, suspected to be responsible for four murders.
The suspect, a medical doctor, was nabbed, following investigations into the murder of a young lady, killed and remains dumped in a bush, according to the Commissioner of Police, CP Paul Odama, who paraded the suspect on Monday in Ilorin.
The CP said that so far, exhibits recovered from the suspect are, Toyotal Camry LE. Reg. No.: WSN 494 AA, one black and one pink female handbag, one Infinix phone, one tecno phone, a female wig, a black veil and one female pant, as well as an industrial waste bin.
“On 3/7/2022, at about 2350hrs, one Muktar Opeyemi (m) 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,” the police said.
According to the CP, those murdered by the suspect are, Olanipekun Ifeoluwa Ibukun “F”, Nafisat Halidu “F”, Abubakar Mallam Abubakar “M” and an unidentified lady.
The police explained that 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.
“He confessed to have killed Ifeoluwa by hitting her with an object on the head and dumped the body at a bush in Alapa, he also confessed to have earlier sedated and caused the kidnap and killing of one Abubakar Malam Abubakar ‘M’ and killing of one Nafisat Halidu ‘f’ a casual worker at General Hospital both in Kaiama and concealed her body in a trash-can, filled the trash-can with cement and kept inside a locked store in the General Hospital Kaiama with the key in his procession.
“He also confessed to the killing of one unknown lady buried inside the same general hospital store.
“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.
“Dr. Adio Abbas Adeyemi would soon be charged in court,” the police assured.
In another development, on February 17, 2023, at about 23:50 hours, Musa Saka ‘M’ and Ridwan Shehu ‘M’ 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 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.