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Tuesday, July 26, 2022

Cultists attacked policemen, 3 arrested

By Editor

Men of Ogun State Police Command have arrested three members of notorious Aiye cult group, that have been terrorizing different parts of Abeokuta in recent time. 

This was contained in a statement issued by the command spokesman, Abimbola Oyeyemi and made available to newsmen in Abeokuta, the State capital.

According to Oyeyemi, the suspects included Jonathan Oshinalu, Kola Bolugbe, and Jimoh Aliu a.k.a Alaayan were arrested following an intelligent report received by SWAT operatives that a notorious cult leader simply known as "Ben" who had involved in several cult clash leading to killing of not less than five persons was holding a nocturnal meeting with his group at Ogun Radio, Mile 2 area of Lafenwa, Abeokuta, for  the purpose of launching another attack in some parts of the metropolis. 

"Upon the report, the SWAT team, in conjunction with men of Lafenwa and Ilupeju divisions moved to the area". 

" On sighting the policemen, Ben and his deadly group engaged them in gun battle which lasted for about 30 minutes".  

"At the end of the encounter, the said Ben escaped with bullet wounds while three amongst them were apprehended". 

"The hoodlums during the attack destroyed the patrol vehicle of Lafenwa division before they were subdued by the superior fire power of the police". 

"An unregistered Lexus 330 car they used for their operations was also recovered by the SWAT team". 

Meanwhile, the State Commissioner of Police, Lanre Bankole, has directed a massive manhunt for the escaped gang leader and other members of his group. 

The CP also ordered a discreet investigation into the activities of the arrested hoodlums with the view of arraigning them in court as soon as possible. 

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