Suspected cultists arrested while mourning a dead member in Ogijo
Eight members of a cult group called Black Axe have been apprehended by men of Ogun State Police Command while mourning of one of their members who died recently.
According to Police Spokesperson, Abimbola Oyeyemi, the members of the black axe group also known as ‘Aiye’, were arrested on September 24, in Ogijo, Sagamu Local Government Area of the state.
The arrested suspects are identified as Olatunji Opeyemi 26, Ayuba Oduola 25, Sobowale Abiodun 28, Sobowale Sunday 25, Adelowo Olalekan 32, Kareem Lanre m’ 21, Emmanuel Adebisi 21 and Tobiloba Wasiu 20 years.
“The cultists were arrested following a report lodged at Ogijo police station where a 16-yr- old boy, Onome Iduru was rushed to after being shot in the stomach by the cultists who were in procession in honour of their departed colleague, Oyeyemi said per Vanguard.
“The cultists after shooting the victim dispossessed him of a phone and also went ahead to unleash terror in the community.
“Upon the report, the DPO Ogijo division, CSP Muhammed Suleiman Baba, led his men to the scene where eight members of the violent group were arrested after serious encounter with the policemen.
“A banner designed with the group insignia to announce the death of their member was recovered from them while the injured victim was taken to Oladayo hospital for medical attention.”
The Commissioner of Police, Edward Ajogun has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspects to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (SCIID) for further investigation.