June 23, 2024

So-Safe Corps nabs six cult members, recovers ammunition


Etim Ekpimah
The Ogun State Community, Social Orientation and Safety Corps – So-Safe Corps, has arrested six suspected cultists, terrorising Rounder area of Abeokuta and its environs.

A press release issued from the Office of the State Commander of the Corps, Commander (Dr) Soji Ganzallo through the Office of the Director of Information and Public Relations of the Corps, Assistant Commander Moruf Yusuf, said the operatives of the corps on guard duty, who are attached to Obasanjo Hilltop, Oke-Ilewo, Abeokuta arrested a middle-aged cultist, Mr Emmanuel Victor, 32 and resident of Feyintolorun Community, Rounder, Abeokuta North Local Government Area during stop-and-search technique at the access gate and four live ammunition were found on him.

Ganzallo noted that in the course of the corps preliminary investigation, the culprit confessed that the ammunition were found on him on his way from one of the buildings where he worked as a day cleaner.

He further revealed that he works as gardener at Crescent University, Abeokuta and mentioned five other accomplices who are deadly cultists terrorizing Rounder axis.

Some of the names mentioned were arrested.

Ganzallo further said that the culprit disclose that he belongs to Aye Confraternity Cult group and one of his superior Mr Olumide Abdullah nicknamed ‘Maintain’,a resident of 5, Adehun, Iyana Cele, Rounder, who had been arrested too, asked him to get the ammunitions while he said his group, which could have secured a rifle if not for the cashless policy which resulted in spending the N20,000 generated has its base at Adogbon Shop, Rounder in Abeokuta.

Ganzallo also noted that the Corps had put in effort to arrest few more members of the deadly cult group while others are at large.

The merbers arrested are Mr Isiaka Jimoh, 33years old, a resident of Feyintolorun Community, Rounder; Oluwaseun Gabriel, 20 years old nicknamed Atunbi, a resident of 22, Opara 1,Iyana Cele, Rounder; Ojeka Samuel, 19 years old and Adisa Rasheed, 19 years old who both reside at Opara 1, Iyana Cele, Rounder in Abeokuta.

Ganzallo noted that the culprits and the exhibit recovered from them are three axes, five cutlasses, four scissors, one knife, one Islamic rosary, and one spinner.

He added that the recovered items were transferred to the Nigeria Police Anti-Cultism Unit, Oke-Ijemo, Abeokuta for onward transfer to the State Headquarters for further investigation and likely prosecution.

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