Ogun Police Arrest 11 Suspected Cultists
This was disclosed in a statement issued on Sunday and posted on the Twitter handle of the command.
It gave the names of the suspects as Moshood Owolabi, Olayemi Arukudu, Yusuf Olajide, Ibukun Adeoye, Yomi Samson, Faruk Salami, Olukunde Isaac, David Nwuzor, Nwanah Samuel, Ogunrinde Ganiyu and Chukwuemeka.
According to the statement, the suspects were arrested on the 11th of October 2022, following information received by policemen at Sango Ota divisional headquarters.
It said the suspects who are responsible for a series of cult clashes in Sango Ota and its environs in recent times are meeting in a house at NO. 13, Ago adura Street Ijoko ota in preparation for another round of violent attacks.
“On getting the information, the DPO Sango Ota division, SP Saleh Dahiru mobilized his men with men of so safe corps, Amotekun as well as civil Defense corps and moved to the scene where seven members of the group were apprehended while others escaped,” the statement reads.
“Four others were arrested with the assistance of members of the community. They have all confessed been members of the Aiye cult group.
“Recovered from them are; weeds suspected to be Indian hemp, Colorado and Bonky.
“Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, CP Lanre Bankole directed the suspects be rendered to the Anti cultists unit of the state criminal investigation department for discreet investigation and diligent prosecution.”
ELEVEN SUSPECTED CULTISTS ARRESTED IN OGUN. Operatives of Ogun state Police Command on the 11th of October 2022, arrested eleven suspected members of dreaded cult group at
Sango ota, in Ado odo Ota local government area of Ogun state. pic.twitter.com/oHckmLwRlf
— Ogun State Police Command (@OgunPoliceNG) October 16, 2022
In other news, Kanyi Daily reported that the Ogun police command arrested six suspected cultists for attempting to kill a traditional ruler sent by his son.