Police arrest suspected Eiye kingpin, 18 others in Ogun - NEWS FRONTIER DAILY


Monday, September 25, 2023

Police arrest suspected Eiye kingpin, 18 others in Ogun

Operatives of Ogun State Police command have arrested one, Ogunnibi Hammed, a suspected kingpin of Eiye confraternity.

The command spokesperson, Omolola Odutola, who disclosed this in a statement made available to newsmen in Abeokuta, said Ogunnibi was arrested on Sunday.

The statement read, "On the 24th of September, 2023, a successful tactical operation carried out by the Ogun State Police Command, led to the arrest of Ogunnibi Hammed, the kingpin of the Eiye Confraternity.

"This notorious cultist has been widely known for his involvement in gruesome attacks against rival cult groups in Ogun State.

"The operation was as 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. 

"Acting on intercepted information, the operation targeted the 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, Thank God Naba, Lekan Qudus, Adelusi Omotayo, Timothy Monday Ayomide Ishmael, Oboje Jeremiah, Ayoola Oladayo, Jacob Chidi, John Innocent, Ayangbile Victor, and Jacob Sunday. 

The statement added that all of them had confessed to being active members of different cult groups".

The Commissioner of Police (CP) is informed about the arrests and 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.


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