The Western Security Network Agency’s Amotekun Osun Corps agents have taken custody of Yisa Aderibigbe, a serial rapist.
The culprit was apprehended on January 26 after receiving a tip from locals, according to Brigadier General Bashir Adewinmbi, the commander of the Osun Amotekun Corps, in a statement made over the weekend. He is accused of raping two juveniles in the state capital of Osogbo.
According to reports, Yisa took the two children, who were 5 and 7 years old, to an unfinished structure in the Ayepe neighborhood of Osogbo where he sexually assaulted them.
Adewinmbi added that further research has shown the suspect to be a renowned serial rapist.
“Upon interrogation, the suspect confessed to committing the crime. I want to thank the residents of the area, who informed us about the incident. I want to appreciate them for their support,” he said in the statement.
He said the suspect had been transferred to the police for subsequent interrogation and prosecution.
While reiterating the commitment of the corps to fighting criminal activities in the state, Adewinmbi said Amotekun will always work with other security agencies to rid the state of criminals.
The corps commander, who warned that it is wrong to politicize criminality, added that efforts must be geared towards ensuring that the people are well-protected, in conjunction with other security agencies.