Police arrest notorious cultist, 18 others in Ogun
The police in Ogun State have arrested a notorious cultist and kingpin of the Eiye Confraternity, Ogunnibi Hammed.The Guardian gathered that the cultist widely known for his involvement in gruesome attacks against rival cult groups in Ogun State, was on September 24, by tactical operation of the Command.
Spokesperson for the command, Superintendent of Police, Omolola Odutola, who confirmed the development, yesterday, said the arrest was a result of a combined effort between the Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team, the Anti-Cultism Unit (AKU), and the Obalende Division of the police force.
She said: “Acting on intercepted information, the operation targeted suspected cultists, who had been causing terror in various areas, including Odogbolu, Sagamu, Ijebu Ode, and Ilishan.
“Among those apprehended were Sodipo Azeez, also known as Bintobo, Ilori Gbenga, Lamina Yusuf, Kolawole Rasaq, Adelaja Otusanya, Adeyemi Soneye, Oseni Toheeb, ThankGod Naba, Lekan Qudus, Adelusi Omotayo, Timothy Monday, Ayomide Ishmael, Oboje Jeremiah, Ayoola Oladayo, Jacob Chidi, John Innocent, Ayangbile Victor, and Jacob Sunday.”
“All of these individuals have confessed to being active members of different cult groups.
“The Commissioner of Police has ordered an immediate investigation into the individuals apprehended.
“As the investigation progresses, the police will provide updates to the public regarding any relevant developments in this case,” she said.
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