Ogun State Police parades notorious cultist and 30 others
A notorious cultist, Adewale Adeoye, popularly known as 16, has been paraded by the Ogun State Police command alongside 30 others for different crimes.
The suspects were paraded by the Commissioner of Police, Kenneth Ebrimson at the police headquarters in Eleweran for different crimes such as cultism, armed robbery, possession of firearms and murder.
The Commissioner disclosed that the suspects were arrested in different part of the state in the last one month.
According to Ebrimson, Adeoye has been on the wanted list of the police as he was associated with the cult-related killings in Ijebu-Ode and its environs.
Adeoye was arrested alongside five others in their hideout in Ijebu-Ode with two locally-made single-barrelled pistols, one double-barrelled pistol, 11 live cartridges, assorted charms and Indian hemp were recovered from them.
According to Punch, Adeoye confessed to his crimes while speaking with journalists, saying he had killed three people since he became a member of the confraternity, two of which were associated with the killing of the leader of the Eiye Confraternity in Ijebu-Ode.
“I have been arraigned twice. I was first arraigned in 2012 and regained my freedom in 2015 because the complainant did not show up in court and they could not find anything incriminating against me,” Adeoye said.
“A few days after, the police came for my arrest again and kept me in custody for another two years before I regained my freedom again in 2017.”
Adeoye further disclosed that he was the fourth in command in the confraternity in 2017 and later became the second in command a year later. He said the confraternity wouldn’t give him the chance to renounce his membership.
“I have not renounced my membership. They didn’t give me the chance because they told me that they would kill me if I renounced my membership,” he added.