Police arrest 10 suspected cultists in Ogun - NEWS FRONTIER DAILY


Monday, May 8, 2023

Police arrest 10 suspected cultists in Ogun

By Peter Adedoyin

The anti cultists unit of Ogun state Police Command, have arrested ten suspected members of dreaded Eiye confraternity who have been terrorizing Sagamu and its environs in Ogun State.

According to a statement by the command Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, the suspects were arrested on Saturday 6th of May 2023. 

Oyeyemi listed the suspects to include; Adekoya Adesina, Ayinde Olumide, Adebayo Jamiu, Ajayi Temitope, Taiwo Olatunji, Oladapo Ayeye, Johnson Adeyemi, Tunde Banjo, Gbenga Morufu and Tunde Adenuga.

He said "the suspects were arrested following an information received by men of anti-cultists section, that a group of cultists were converging at different locations in Odogbolu in order to unleash terror in Sagamu in continuation of the supremacy battle going on amongst the various cult groups in Sagamu and its environs". 

"Upon the information, the anti cultists team mobilized and moved to the area". 

"On sighting the policemen, the hoodlums attacked them with dangerous weapons, but they were subdued by the policemen after which ten amongst the cultists were apprehended". 

"The 2i/c of the unit, SP Morakinyo Adejumo was seriously injured during the operation, and he was rushed to hospital where he is responding to treatment". 

The PPRO listed items recovered from them to include, eight live cartridges and large quantity of weeds suspected to be indian hemp. 

Meanwhile, the State Commissioner of Police, Olanrewaju Oladimeji, has ordered a massive manhunt for the remaining members of the group.

He also vowed to make the state uncondusive for cultists and other criminals as the command is ready to take the battle to their doorsteps. 

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