The Ogun state police command has arrested Lekan Adebisi, the suspected madman, who allegedly hacked to death two pupils of St. John’s Anglican Primary School, Agodo in Ogun Waterside local government area.
The victims – Mubarak Kalesowo and Sunday Obituyi – both aged four, were killed by the suspect on Monday.
The suspect reportedly visited the school while the pupils were on lunch break and did the havoc.
Abimbola Oyeyemi, police public relations officer in the state, said the suspect was arrested in the early hours of Wednesday through the combined efforts of the policemen attached to Ogbere area command and some local hunters.
Ahmed Iliyasu, the state commissioner of police, who was said to be so furious about the incident, was said to have given a marching order to the area commander Ogbere and the divisional police officer, Abigi division, to arrest the suspect within the shortest possible time.
In compliance with Iliyasu’s order, the area commander mobilised policemen and local hunters for the manhunt of the suspect.
“Their efforts paid off in the early hours of today (Wednesday) when the suspect was seen in a bush around the community,” Oyeyemi said.
“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.”