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General News of Friday, 19 August 2022


Unidentified serial killer on the prowl in Remo - Ogun State Police Command warns public

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The Ogun state Police Command has alerted residents of a yet-to-be-identified serial killer who is on the prowl in Remo axis of the state.

A statement released by SP Abimbola Oyeyemi, spokesperson of the state police command, says the modus operandi of the serial killer is to pretend as a commercial motorcyclist popularly known as "okada" and pick his targeted victim as a passenger.

"Such victim who are mainly women will be taken to an isolated area, raped and brutally murdered in cold blood.

While the Command is doing everything possible to apprehend the hoodlum, it is necessary to alert the public to be on their guard and be wary of any okada man with whom they want to embark on a journey, most especially in the night'' the statement read.

Abimbola said that for safety reasons, passengers are advised to demand the phone number of the okada rider who wants to carry them in the night.

"They should also make a call to such number to ascertain its authenticity.

This will give security agencies a lead in their investigation in the event of any untowards development," the statement read.

Oyeyemi added that the state Commissioner of Police, CP Lanre Bankole, has assured the public that everything possible will be done to fish out the serial killer within the shortest possible period.

He urged the public to cooperate with the police by giving adequate and useful information that can assist in this onerous task.

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