By Augustine Ehikioya
For allegedly causing mayhem in Abeokuta, Ogun State, Police officials in the State have arrested six suspected cultists.
The suspects, who were from two cult groups, were engaged in supremacy battle on Tuesday.
A statement issued on Tuesday by the Police Public Relations Officer,
Ogun State Police Command, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, and made available to Security Watch Africa (SWA), said that other suspects escaped when Police officials arrived at the scene.
It reads “Six members of dreaded cult groups, Eiye and Aiye, were on Tuesday 24th of May, 2022 arrested by operatives of Ogun State Police Command while engaging in supermacy battle in Ijaye area of Abeokuta metropolis.
“The suspects; Kazeem Ogundairo a.k.a NEPA, Nasiru Idris a.k.a Aloma, Ayo Joshua a.k.a Terry G, Damilare Shogbamu a.k.a Dhray, Bisiriyu Ibrahim Owoyele and Labulo Jamiu a.k.a Jay Boy were arrested following a distress call received from residents of Ijaye area that, the cultists were running riot in the area.
“Upon the distress call, the Commissioner of Police, CP Lanre Bankole, directed the special squad led by ACP Bolanle Muritala to move to the scene and bring the situation under control,” it said.
The statement added “On sighting the Policemen, some of the hoodlums ran to different direction, while some engaged the Policemen with dangerous weapons.
“At the end of the encounter, the squad succeeded in arresting six amongst the hoodlums, while others escaped.”
The Commissioner of Police, CP Lanre Bankole, according to the statement, has ordered a continuous operation “clamp down” on all known cultists in the State in order to put an end to their nefarious activities across the State.