Cultists arrested during supremacy battle in Ogun


The Ogun police command says it has arrested two members of notorious cult group, Jamiu Okanlawon , 20  and Oluwaseun Owoeye 30 while engaging a rival cult group in supremacy battle, at Orelope area of Ilogbo Ota, in Ado Odo Ota local government area.

DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi,  the State Police Image Maker, disclosed this in a statement issued in Abeokuta on Monday. 

He noted that the suspects were arrested on Sunday. 

Oyeyemi explained that they were arrested, following a distress call received by the DPO Onipanu division, CSP Bamidele Job, that the cultists were on rampage, thereby making life difficult for innocent members of the public. 

“Upon the distress call, the DPO mobilized his men, in collaboration with local vigilante and stormed the scene. 

“On sighting the policemen, the hoodlums, who had already inflicted varying degrees of injuries on the duo of 45 years old Modinat Lawal and one Ope Saheed took to flight, but two among  them were apprehended, while others escaped. 

“Recovered from them are; one locally fabricated single barrel pistol, three live cartridges, one dagger casing and assorted charms.

“The two injured persons have been taken to hospital by the police for urgent medical treatment,” he said. 

The police image maker quoted that the commissioner of police, CP Edward Awolowo Ajogun, has ordered the transfer of the suspects to state criminal investigation and intelligence department for discreet investigation. 

He said that the CP also reiterated that, the war against cultism in the state is a continuous one, and the command will not rest until the vices is completely eradicated in all parts of the state. 

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