The Nigeria police Command in Ogun State has arrest of 11 suspected cultists in connection with cult related clashes at Sango Ota in Ado Odo Ota Local Government Area of the State.
The Command’s spokesman, SP. Abimbola Oyeyemi on Sunday in a statement, identified the suspects as Moshood Owolabi, Olayemi Arukudu, Yusuf Olajide, Ibukun Adeoye, Yomi Samson Faruk Salami, Olukunde Isaac, David Nwuzor, Nwanah Samuel.
SP Oyeyemi said the 11-man cult group was arrested by police operatives on October 11, 2022, following an information received by policemen at Sango Ota divisional headquarters that the suspects were meeting in a house at No 13, Ago adura Street Ijoko ota in preparation for another round of violent attack.
Part of the statement read, “On getting the information, the DPO Sango ota division, SP Saleh Dahiru mobilized his men with men of so safe corps, Amotekun as well as civil Defense corps and moved to the scene where seven members of the group were apprehended while others escaped.
Four others were arrested with the assistance of members of the Community. They have all confessed been members of Aiye cult group”.
Illicit drugs suspected to be cannabis sativa, Colorado and Bonky, were recovered from the suspects, according to the statement.
The Commissioner of Police, CP Lanre Bankole, has directed that the suspects be transferred to Anti cultists unit of the state Criminal Investigation Departments for discreet investigation and diligent prosecution.
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