June 23, 2024

Police arrest 11 suspected cultists in Ogun State


Operatives of the Ogun State Police Command, attached to the Sango-Ota division, have arrested 11 suspected cultists.

The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, SP Abimbola Oyeyemi identified the suspects as Moshood Owolabi, Olayemi Arukudu, Yusuf Olajide, Ibukun Adeoye, Yomi Samson Faruk Salami, Olukunde Isaac, David Nwuzor, Nwanah Samuel, Ogunrinde Ganiyu and Chukwuemeka.

Oyeyemi said the suspects were arrested following a piece of information received by policemen on the 11th of October 2022 that the hoodlums who are responsible for a series of cult clashes in Sango-Ota and its environs in recent times are meeting in a house at No. 13, Ago Adura Street, Ijoko, Ota in preparation for another round of violent attack.

He said: “On getting the information, the DPO Sango-Ota division, SP Saleh Dahiru mobilised his men with men of So Safe Corps, Amotekun as well as Civil Defense Corps and moved to the scene where seven members of the group were apprehended while others escaped.

“Four others were arrested with the assistance of members of the community. They have all confessed been members of Aiye cult group.

“Recovered from them are; weeds suspected to be Indian hemp, Colorado and Bonky.”

Meanwhile, the state Commissioner of Police, CP Lanre Bankole, has directed that the suspects be transferred to Anti cultists unit of the state Criminal Investigation Department for discreet investigation and diligent prosecution.

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