Ogun police nab eleven suspected cultists
Operatives of Ogun State Police Command have arrested eleven suspected members of a dreaded cult group at Sango Ota, in Ado odo Ota Local Council of the state.
The suspects are Moshood Owolabi, Olayemi Arukudu, Yusuf Olajide, Ibukun Adeoye, Yomi Samson Faruk Salami, Olukunde Isaac, David Nwuzor, Nwanah Samuel, Ogunrinde Ganiyu and Chukwuemeka.
They were arrested on October 11, 2022, following an information received by policemen at Sango Ota divisional headquarters that the suspects who are responsible for series of cult clashes in Sango Ota and its environs in recent time are meeting in a house at number 13, Ago Adura Street Ijoko Ota in preparation for another round of violent attack.
On getting the information, the Divisional Police Officer (DPO), Sango Ota division, Superintendent of Police (SP) Saleh Dahiru mobilised his men with men of So Safe Corps, Amotekun as well as Civil Defence 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, while all the suspects confessed to being members of Aiye cult group.
Recovered from them are; weeds suspected to be Indian hemp, Colorado and Bonky.
MEANWHILE, the Commissioner of Police, Lanre Bankole, has directed that the suspects be transferred to the Anti cultists unit of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (SCIID) for discreet investigation and diligent prosecution.