In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 09th, September, 2020

The Inside Story Of Spartan, Ogun State Serial Killer

The Inside Story Of Spartan, Ogun State Serial Killer

Spartan

Dosunmu had his needed particular person poster hanging in his hideout the place he was killed

For greater than 5 months, Feyisola Samuel Dosunmu, higher referred to as Spartan, unleashed terror on residents of Ogere, Iperu, Ilisan and different communities in Ikenne Native Authorities Space of Ogun State, killing eight individuals.

After a dramatic manhunt, the serial killer was gunned down in his hideout by the police, as our correspondent studies.

In Ogun State, the title Spartan crammed individuals with terror.

It brings to thoughts photos of a demented machete-wielding savage, who goes about chopping down individuals.

For 5 months, that was what Feyisola Dosunmu did in a brutal killing spree that claimed eight lives, 9, together with his, and a a million naira bounty on his head.

Residents of Iperu-Remo, the hometown of Governor Dapo Abiodun, Ogere, Ilisan and surrounding communities have been victims to his carnage.

Mr Ariyo Kuforiji, is among the residents whose life has been affected by Spartan’s serial killing.


“I’ve been listening to about Spartan, however I don’t know him.

“I’ve heard quite a bit about him, that he’s a serial killer,” he mentioned.

However all that may change on July 26, when the killer visited his residence.

“I used to be in my store when my daughter got here to inform me that ‘Daddy, Spartan has lower mummy’.

“I assumed that possibly Spartan mistakenly lower her leg or hand, however once I bought residence, it was the corpse of my spouse I met,” he mentioned.

His spouse’s dying means he has to take care of their three kids all by himself.

However why did Dosunmu assault?

Nobody is bound but.

The knowledge gathered about him was that Dosunmu was sooner or later a cult member and drug addict.

His drug abuse brought about him to have a psychological breakdown.

A resident who pleaded anonymity mentioned Dosunmu was once a affected person on the Neuro-Psychiatric Hospital, Aro, Abeokuta, however escaped to Ogere neighborhood.

One other resident mentioned he started having psychological points after becoming a member of a cult group at school the place he grew to become a drug addict.

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Dosunmu graduated from the Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Abeokuta.

What brought about him to snap stays a thriller however in Could this yr, the suspect went on a rampage and in three days hacked six individuals to dying in Ogere, Iperu, Ilisan and others.

Two of these have been personal guards at an agro farm.

One other sufferer was an aged Togolese.

Twenty-four hours later, in Ogere, he attacked an adolescent along with his machete and killed him.

He would later butcher two others at Iperu-Remo.

The murderous rampage noticed residents and police launch a manhunt for the assassin however his whereabouts remained unknown.

Mrs Oluyemi Oladipupo’s older brother was one of many safety males Dosunmu killed.

The information of his homicide got here to her as a shock.


“My brother was 75-year-old, he’s a safety man and he has been working in animal look after over eight years,”
she mentioned. “I used to be referred to as at midnight and knowledgeable that my brother had been killed.

“I fainted, however once I awoke within the morning, I used to be taken to the mortuary the place he was stored, I found there have been cuts throughout his physique.”

Her brother was the daddy of a younger baby and Mrs Oladipupo is begging for assist to care for the kid.


“The kid continues to be very younger, the federal government ought to come to our help as a result of there is no such thing as a one (to help us),”
she mentioned.

Police conveying the corpse of Feyisola Dosumu after he was gunned down in his hideout to the police headquatres

Whereas she and relations of different victims have been left to bury their lifeless, Dosunmu lay low for the following two months.

In July, he resurfaced and killed two extra victims, together with mom of three, Mrs Kuforiji.

With a brand new commissioner of police Edward Ajogun, arriving the State, the governor gave the order for the assassin to be apprehended by all means.

By July 31, the police declared Dosunmu needed and positioned one million naira bounty on his head.

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Needed particular person’s posters have been printed and distributed.

Certainly one of them discovered its approach into Dosunmu’s hideout within the bush, the place it takes centre stage.

Throughout the manhunt, Dosunmu made use of about eight totally different hideouts.

Whereas some have been shacks within the bushes, others have been uncompleted buildings, through which he hid within the ceilings and hung out scrawling on the partitions with charcoal.

The photographs and inscriptions have been illogical to observers, additional giving credence to the suspect’s state of psychological well being.

Whereas briefing reporters, the Divisional Police Officer of Ogere, SP Ayinde Abiodun defined that Dosunmu used about eight uncompleted buildings as a hideout.


“Wherever he lives, he will certainly draw one thing simply to tell us that he has lived there earlier than,”
he mentioned.


“He used to hibernate in lots of uncompleted buildings which we’ve got uncovered.

“All over the place he goes, you’ll all the time see his indicators and there are occasions he would conceal contained in the ceiling of a newly accomplished constructing.

The suspect was tracked to certainly one of these bush shacks round Ogere and shot, when, in accordance with police, he tried to assault them with a damaged bottle.

The 2-day operation to seek out the killer was a joint operation between the police and different safety outfits, like Agbekoyas, So-safe corps and Vigilante Group.

Police commissioner Edward Ajogun led the crew that conveyed the suspect’s corpse to the governor’s workplace, Oke Mosan, Abeokuta, the place Governor Abiodun was briefed on the operation.

“The governor referred to as that I ought to strive all means to verify I put a halt to the mindless killings.

“After all, the Inspector Basic of Police additionally directed that we should fish out the killer, so we had been in that bush, my males and I, being within the bush.

“On Monday, 24th August 2020, we virtually arrested him, however he slipped via our fingers.

“So, I now felt you will need to make use of know-how.

“So, we contacted our technical platform in Abuja who offered us with help.

“However, on Tuesday, 25th of August, 2020, we have been capable of have a pin-point location the place he was hiding and we engaged him, he broke bottles, drew the cutlass that he had been utilizing to hack individuals to dying, then in fact we replied.

“We nailed him on the leg. Luckily, it turned out to be a deadly harm,” he mentioned.

For the likes of Oladeji Samuel, a scholar at Gateway Polytechnic, Sapade, whose father was killed by Dosunmu, it’s a measure of justice.

However their lives have been made tougher by his reign of terror.


“I used to be referred to as round eight pm by certainly one of our relations to tell me that my dad has been killed by Spartan.

“I used to be confused, I didn’t know what to do, however once I bought residence, I met the police and noticed his stays,” he mentioned.

As the primary of six kids, the strain is on Oladeji to carter for his youthful siblings.


“I’ve been the particular person struggling for the household even earlier than the factor occurred.

“I’ve been the one struggling to make ends meet within the household.

“I even attempt to sponsor myself to highschool in order that I could make it in life.

“My dad has left me with these duties.

“I don’t have every other alternative than to take it up as a problem.”

With out the means to place his siblings via faculty, they’ve concluded that they must study some artisanal work, besides if the federal government involves their help.


“The reality is that I don’t have any hope, it’s only God,”
he mentioned, capturing the scope of the havoc this serial killer has brought about on many lives in Ogun.

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Supply: Every day Belief

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