Police arrest 5 cultists over death of 25-year-old man in Ogun


 Men of Ogun police command said it had arrested five members of a dreaded cult group who unleashed terror on the people of Ifo town in the early hours of Sunday. 

Mr Abimbola Oyeyemi,  the State Police Public Relations Officer,  disclosed this in a statement issued in Abeokuta on Sunday. 

He gave the names of the suspects as Afeez Olapade , 22, Idowu Adebayo ,18, Oduwaye Seyi, 22, Fatai Olude, 22 and Alabi Segun, 22.

The police spokesman explained that they were  apprehended following a distress call received by the Divisional Police Officer , Ifo division that the cult group were on rampage around Ifo market.

According to the PPRO,  they were attacking people with dangerous weapons and dispossessing innocent people of their valuables.

“Upon the distress call, the DPO, Ifo division , Adeniyi Adekunle , quickly mobilised his men and moved to the scene.

“On getting there, they met a 25 -year -old man who was later identified simply as Sunday in the pool of his own blood as a result of several matchet injury on his body.

” The policemen chased and got the five suspects arrested within the area. The victim was taken to the General Hospital, Ifo  where he was confirmed dead.

“Also injured is one Muhammed a trailer driver and  one Olalekan Alade was also dispossessed of his phone by the hoodlums, while five other different phones snatched from different people were recovered from them,” he said. 

He stated that the Commissioner of Police , Edward  Ajogun , had ordered the transfer of the suspects to State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for discreet investigation.

He said that the CP had  also directed that the fleeing members of gang must be hunted for and brought to book within the shortest possible time.

He warned that those who think that police had abandoned their duty as a result of recent protest should better have a rethink as the command was determined more than ever before to wage war against crime and criminality anywhere in the state.

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