Police arrest UI, landmark, NOUN, Oke-Ogun Poly students over cultism
No fewer than 13 suspected cultists, who have been terrorising Saki town and other parts of Oke-Ogun area of Oyo State, have been arrested by the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) from the Saki operational base.
Oyo State Commissioner of Police, Shina Olukolu, said while parading them that seven out of those arrested are students of the Oke-Ogun Polytechnic; one each from Landmark University, University of Ibadan (UI) and the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN), while the other three are artisans, said.
“On May 1, information was received by the SARS that some members of a notorious confraternity, who had been engaged in various acts of violence and criminal activities in Saki town and other areas in the Oke-Ogun axis of Oyo State, were sighted in their hideout beside the Nighles Hotel in Saki.
“They had gathered to initiate new members into the confraternity. Ten members of the group, who confessed to be members of the Eiye Confraternity, were arrested.
“One Jack knife, one live cartridge, two black caps, charms and Indian hemp were recovered from the cult members.”One of the suspects, Kehinde Olatunji, who is a student of the Oke-Ogun Polytechnic, confirmed that the 13 of them were members of the Eiye Confraternity, adding: “We were all members of Eiye. I joined about a year ago. We were having our meeting when the Police came to round us up. “There was no initiation; it was our regular meeting,” he insisted.