Operatives of Ogun State Police Command have arrested 11 suspected members of a dreaded cult at Sango Ota, in Ado Odo Ota local government area of Ogun State.
The suspects are Moshood Owolabi; Olayemi Arukudu; Yusuf Olajide; Ibukun Adeoye; Yomi Samson; Faruk Salami; Olukunde Isaac; David Nwuzor; Nwanah Samuel; Ogunrinde Ganiyu and Chukwuemeka.
They were arrested on October 11, 2022, following an information received by policemen at Sango Ota divisional headquarters that the suspects who were responsible for series of cult clashes in Sango Ota and its environs in recent time were meeting in a house – 13, Ago Adura Street, Ijoko Ota in preparation for another round of violent attack.
On getting the information, the Divisional Police Officer, 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.
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Four others were arrested with the assistance of members of the community.
They have all confessed to being members of Aiye cult.
Recovered from them were weeds suspected to be Indian hemp, Colorado and Bonky.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, CP Lanre Bankole, has directed that the suspects be transferred to anti-cultists unit of the state’s Criminal Investigation Departments for discreet investigation and diligent prosecution.