The police in Ogun have arrested a mad man, Lekan Adebisi, who allegedly hacked two pupils of St. John’s Anglican Primary School, Agodo, Ogun Waterside Local Government Area of the state to death.
The victims, Mubarak Kalesowo and Sunday Obituyi, both aged four, were killed by the suspect on Monday.
He was said to have stormed the school while the pupils were on lunch break and killed the children before fleeing the scene.
Abimbola Oyeyemi, the state Police Public Relations Officer, said the suspect was arrested in the early hours of Wednesday through the combined efforts of the policemen attached to Ogbere Area Command. The operation was said to be led by Makinde Kayode, an Assistant Commissioner of Police; and some local hunters.
The state Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Iliyasu, said the madman was arrested in a bush around the community.
“Their efforts paid off in the early hours of today (Wednesday) when the suspect was seen in a bush around the community.
“When they wanted to arrest him, the suspect, who was brandishing a sharp cutlass, attacked them, consequent upon which he was shot and injured on the leg,” he said.
The CP directed that the case be transferred to homicide section of State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Abeokuta, for proper investigation.
Meanwhile, the suspect is currently at a hospital where he is receiving treatment.