Men of Ogun state police command had on 11th of August 2020 arrested two members of dreaded Eiye cult group who were contacted by a yet to be identified notorious land grabber to unleash terror on some communities in Ogijo area of the state.
DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, the State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), stated this in a statement issued in Abeokuta on Sunday.
The suspects, Oladayo Bello m” 34 and Awobajo Muritala m” 40 were apprehended following an information received by the DPO Ogijo division CSP Muhammed S Baba that a group of Eiye cult members were gathering at Kanniyi area in Shimmawa where they were planning to go and attack some communities within the area on the instruction of a yet to be known land grabber.
On the strength of the information, the DPO led his operatives to the already identified hideout where not less than twenty members of the group were met with various types of dangerous weapons.
On sighting the policemen, the hoodlums opened fire on them and ran to various direction in a bid to escape. The operatives restrained from firing back to avoid killing innocent members of the public but they chased and apprehended two amongst them.
Recovered from the arrested ones are: two cut to size guns, five live cartridges, two expended cartridges, one battle axe, assorted criminal charms and weeds suspected to be Indian hemp.
Meanwhile, the commissioner of police CP Edward Awolowo Ajogun had ordered the immediate transfer of the suspects to state criminal investigation and intelligence department for further investigation. He equally ordered that the fleeing members of the group must be hunted for and brought to book.
The CP therefore warned land grabbers to stay away from the state as he will not hesitate to deal decisively with anybody trying to disturb the peace of the state under any guise.