Three suspected cultists arrested during students 'sign out' party in Ogun - NEWS FRONTIER DAILY


Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Three suspected cultists arrested during students 'sign out' party in Ogun

Adeniyi Adedoyin

Operatives of Ogun State command of Nigeria Police on Monday arrested three suspected members of a cult group, who have been terrorizing Abeokuta metropolis.

A statement by the command Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, indicated that the suspects were arrested while trying to force their way into the venue of an event organized by graduating students of Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Ojere, Abeokuta.

The suspects, according to Oyeyemi included; Abdul Jelili of Agura Street, Enugada, Abeokuta; Oluwatosin Olanrewaju of Saraki area in Adigbe, Abeokuta and Yussuf Odesanya of No. 1 Moses Ajulo Street, Alakuko, Lagos, were apprehended while search was conducted on those coming to attend the 'sign out' programme at Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library. 

Oyeyemi said, "security personnel first arrested Abdul Jelili with a locally made pistol loaded with a live cartridge, while trying to force his way into the venue".

"The DPO Kemta Division, CSP Sunday Opebiyi who was at the scene with his men then sighted the duo of Oluwatosin Olanrewaju and Yussuf Odesanya, who were moving in suspicious manner and he ordered that they should also be searched". 

"On searching the bag with them, another locally made pistol and five live cartridges were  recovered there in", the PPRO added.

"On interrogation, the three suspects, who are not students of any institution were unable to give satisfactory account of their mission in the place and how they come about the guns found with them".

"Preliminary investigation however revealed that they are part of the hoodlums disturbing the peace of Abeokuta in recent time". 

"They were said to be connected with series of armed robbery and cult related cases in the town".

Meanwhile, the State Commissioner of Police, Lanre Bankole, has directed that the suspects be transferred to State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for discreet investigation.

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