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Feyisola Dosumu, a suspected serial killer, terrorising Iperu and Ogere communities, in Ikenne Local Government area of Ogun State has died as a result of the gun injuries he sustained while being arrested on Tuesday.

The Ogun Commissioner of Police, Edward Ajogun, confirmed that the suspect was shot when he tried to attack the police with a broken bottle and a cutlass.

According to Ajogun, the late serial killer was tracked with the help of a drone to his hideout inside a bush in Ogere, where he had created a settlement for himself.

Ajogun said the suspect was so tactical in his approach as he cleared enough space in the bush, dug trenches in order to avoid police arrest.

He disclosed that the police engaged him when he broke a bottle and gave him a “fatal injury” that later led to his death.

This, he added, has put paid to the bloodletting championed by Dosumu in Iperu and Ogere communities.

It was reports that Governor Dapo Abiodun could not hide his joy as he appreciated the police, the local hunters and other security agents who participated in the search for the said serial killer, wreaking havoc in his hometown.

Abiodun warned other criminals in Ogun State to steer clear, saying the government will not condone any act of criminality.

Dosumu, it was said, has killed several residents of Ogere and Iperu communities between April and August.

His victims include a pregnant woman, a security guard attached to a poultry farm and a community leader, Elder Oladeji Olatunji, who he hacked to death on Friday.

It was gathered that the young man was a cultist who escaped from a psychiatrist hospital to engage in killing innocent souls.

The police in Ogun State on Sunday paraded five teenage suspected armed robbers operating on Lagos-Ibadan highway.

It was reported that three of the victims had earlier been arrested while two others escaped.

But, on Sunday, the police in Ogun State said “the remaining two members of robbery syndicate have been arrested.”

The police said they were apprehended by operatives of Ogun State Special Anti Robbery Squads (SARS).

The state Police Spokesperson, Abimbola Oyeyemi, identified the two suspects as Yinusa Isah and Ibrahim Muhammed.

Oyeyemi said they were traced to Lokoja in Kogi State by the CSP Tijani Muhammed-led SARS.

The SARS unit of the force took over the case from Owode Egba division, where the first three members of the gang were earlier arrested.

The gang, according to Oyeyemi, had on July 17 blocked the Alapako end of Lagos-Ibadan highway, where they forcefully stopped a Mazda commercial bus with two occupants and subsequently dispossessed the occupants of a cash sum of N545,000 and an itel phone after beaten them black and blue with cutlasses.

The case, it was gathered was transferred to SARS, where the suspects made useful statements that led the operatives to Lokoja, where the remaining two members of the gang were apprehended on Thursday.

Three cutlasses and a wood crafted to look like a gun were reportedly recovered from the suspects.

The Ogun State Commissioner of Police, Edward Ajogun, has ordered that the stretch of the Lagos-Ibadan expressway be properly combed to rid it of criminal elements.

Ajogun has also directed a 24-hour physical police presence on the highway; this he said is necessary to guarantee the security of lives and property on the highways across Ogun.

The governments of Lagos and Ogun have identified at least 100 persons, who came in contact with the Italian that brought Coronavirus into Nigeria.

The index case entered the country through Murtala Mohammed International Airport in Lagos on Monday and travelled to Ogun State where he visited Lafarge, a cement company in Ewekoro.

At least 36 persons have been quarantined in the state following the confirmation of the index case.

However, the Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Akin Abayomi, disclosed that the patient was clinically stable and had no signs of respiratory symptoms, which could make his infection contagious.

Abayomi also said over 100 contacts with the Coronavirus index case had been identified and followed up.

He said, “By Saturday, his symptoms had subsided. He hasn’t developed any respiratory symptoms and we are quite happy about that because if he has respiratory symptoms like coughing and sneezing, which makes the disease more contagious.”

Ogun state has the highest number of returnees from South Africa, the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) has revealed.

Speaking at a media briefing on Monday, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, CEO of the commission, said 30 of the 187 returnees are from Ogun – the highest number; 28 are from Imo – the second highest number, while 23 are from Oyo – the third highest number.

She said Kogi and Benue have the least number of one each.

According to Dabiri-Erewa, seven returnees are from Abia state; 13 from Anambra; 15 from Delta; two from Ebonyi; 13 from Edo; six from Ekiti; seven from Enugu; three from Kwara; seven from Lagos; six from Osun and six from Ondo.

She said the returnees were profiled according to their states, adding that she expects the governors to take responsibility for them.

She also said the list containing details of the returnees will be forwarded to the various states to ensure proper reintegration.

“I am going to stressed one thing, those who returned are not criminals, in fact they are very hardworking Nigerians and have lost everything they have ever worked for in South Africa,’’ she said.

“So their only crime is being black and being Nigerian. We had father’s separated from their children, we have a widow with four children who just had to come back home. They are already offers for scholarships for her children.”

Dabiri-Erewa also said 319 citizens will be returning to the country from South Africa on Tuesday evening.

President Muhammadu Buhari had ordered the evacuation of Nigerians from South Africa in the wake of the xenophobic attacks on foreign nationals in that country.

Air Peace, a Nigerian carrier, offered to airlift Nigerians willing to return to the country at no cost.

Last Wednesday, the first of batch of returnees arrived in Nigeria.