BY TIMOTHY AGBOR, OSOGBO
The Ogun State Police Command has arrested 10 suspected cultists for allegedly terrorising Sagamu town and its environs.
The command, in continuation of its operation clampdown on cultists, disclosed that 10 members of dreaded Eiye confraternity who have been terrorizing Sagamu and its environs in recent time were apprehended on Saturday May 6, 2023 by its Anti-Cultists Unit.
The suspects are Adekoya Adesina, Ayinde Olumide, Adebayo Jamiu, Ajayi Temitope, Taiwo Olatunji, Oladapo Ayeye, Johnson Adeyemi, Tunde Banjo, Gbenga Morufu and Tunde Adenuga.
The command’s spokesperson, Abimbola Oyeyemi, in a statement on Monday, said the suspects were arrested following information received by men of Anti-Cultists section that a group of cultists were converging at different locations in Odogbolu in order to unleash terror in Sagamu in continuation of the supremacy battle going on amongst the various cult groups in the area.
“Upon the information received, the anti-cultists team mobilized and moved to the area. On sighting the policemen, the hoodlums attacked them with dangerous weapons but they were subdued by the policemen after which ten amongst the cultists were apprehended. The 2i/c of the unit, SP Morakinyo Adejumo was seriously injured during the operation, and he was rushed to hospital where he is responding to treatment.
“Recovered from them are eight live cartridges and a large quantity of weeds suspected to be Indian hemp,” the statement disclosed.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, Olanrewaju Oladimeji, has ordered a massive manhunt for the remaining members of the group.
Oladimeji also vowed to make the state unconducive for cultists and other criminals, saying, “we are ready to take the battle to their doorsteps.”