10 Cultists Apprehended in Ogun
The Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) of the Ogun State Police Command has raided the hideouts of members of the Eiye Confraternity and arrested 10 suspects.
The hideouts, located around Papalanto and Ewekoro areas in Ewekoro Local Government Area of Ogun State, were said to be dens where cultists have been terrorizing people.
A statement issued on Wednesday and signed by the State Police Command Public Relations Officer, DSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, revealed that SARS has been raiding some notorious black spots in the state since Christmas day.
It was during one of the raids on Monday that they stormed the hoodlums’ hideouts at Papalanto and Ewekoro. Opadola Olatunde and Sanni Afeez were among the suspected cultists arrested while names of other suspects could not be ascertained as at the time of filing this report.
Some of the items recovered from the suspects include three daggers, two locally-made double barrel guns, blue regalia of Eiye Confraternity and some charms. Adejobi said the suspects have confessed to the crime and are making useful statements that will assist the police in their investigation.
The Commissioner of Police, Ogun State, CP Abdulmajid Ali has given a marching order to all police formations in the command, particularly SARS to embark on constant raid of black and notorious spots in Ogun State, with a view to stemming criminal activities in the state.
The police boss has directed that other members of the gang and other cultists or hoodlums in the state be apprehended as there won’t be any room or breathing space for cultism, hooliganism and any act capable of truncating the existing security arrangement in the state.
The police will widen the scope of its investigation in the case to establish, if this gang had been linked with any previous robbery operations or criminal acts in the areas or in any other part of the state, so that the command can have enough charges against them,” Adejobi said.