Ogun State Police Command has arrested three cultists for allegedly rαping a 15-year-old girl and forcefully initiating her into their cult group in the state.
Cultists Arrested in Ogun
The command spokesman, Abimbola Oyeyemi, who disclosed this in a statement on Sunday, said the suspects are Daniel Njoku, Damilare Ogundiran, and Adebayo Olamilekan.
According to him, the cultists were arrested after receiving a report lodged at the Ajuwon police divisional headquarters by the victim’s mother.
The mother told the police that she sent her daughter on an errand, but was allegedly waylaid by Daniel Njoku who forcefully took her to his gang at their hideout where the young girl was gang-raped, beaten, and forcefully initiated into Eiye cult group.
The complainant further explained that her daughter was threatened by the suspects that she would be killed if she dared inform anybody about the incident.
“Upon the report, the Divisional Police Officer, Ajuwon Division, SP Andrew Akinseye, detailed his detectives to go after the hoodlums.
“The team, acting on a credible intelligence, located the hideout of the group at Akute Odo area, stormed the place and succeeded in arresting three members of the gang.
“They confessed to the commission of the crime, and informed the police that they were desperately looking for more members to join their group, especially female members, and this prompted them to do what they did,” he said.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, Lanre Bankole, has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspects to anti-cult section of the state Criminal Investigation Department for discreet investigation.
KanyiDaily had also reported how a female student, Miss Mary Awolola, was arrested for allegedly luring her friend to be gang-raped by five of her cult members in Kwara.