Ogun State Police arrests suspected cultists in Ogijo
The Ogun State Police Command has arrested two suspected cultists who were planning to unleash terror on some communities in Ogijo, Sagamu Local Government Area.
The suspects identified as Oladayo Bello, 34, and Awobajo Muritala, 40, belong to the Eiye Confraternity and were allegedly contracted by a yet-to-be identified land grabber to terrorise some communities.
According to the Police Spokesperson in Ogun State, the suspected cultists were arrested following information received by the Divisional Police Officer, Ogijo, CSP Muhammed Baba, that a group of Eiye Confraternity members were seen gathering at the Kanniyi area of Shimawa. Upon receiving the information, the DPO led his men to the cultists hideout and were able to arrest two members.
“On the strength of the information, the DPO led his operatives to the already identified hideout, where no less than 20 members of the group were met with various types of weapons, Oyeyemi said per Punch.
“On sighting the policemen, the hoodlums opened fire on them and ran in various directions in a bid to escape.
“The operatives restrained from firing back to avoid killing innocent members of the public, but they chased after the hoodlums and apprehended two of them.
“Two cut-to-size guns, five live cartridges, two expended cartridges, one battle axe, assorted charms and weeds suspected to be Indian hemp were recovered from the scene.”
The Commissioner of Police, Edward Ajogun, has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspects to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for further investigation. He also ordered that the fleeing members of the cult be found and brought to justice.