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Cultism: 6 suspected cultists arrested by Ogun State police command with local pistol

by Mustapha Olamide
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Four Lagos-based suspected cultists and two others are arrested by men of the Ogun State Police Command in Odogbolu.

The suspects were arrested while allegedly making arrangements to get a locally-made pistol for an operation.

The Police PR Officer within the state, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, disclosed this on Wednesday during a statement.

Oyeyemi said Oluwadamilare Aboyeji, Matthew Adebiyi, Jacob Solomon and Iliasu Jubril were based in Ikorodu, Lagos State, while Segun Olubanjo and Samuel Olaniyan were based in Odogbolu.

According to the PPRO, the suspects were arrested on November 27, 2020 in Odogbolu when the four Lagos-based alleged cultists came to satisfy Olubanjo and Olaniyan to foment trouble as a results of a gun transaction between the 2 groups.

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Oyeyemi said, “Investigation revealed that the Ikorodu-based suspects contracted Samuel Olaniyan to get a locally-made pistol for them, and when the gun was delivered, they found that the pistol wasn’t serviceable; hence they came with full force to affect the Odogbolu-based cultists for betraying their trust.

“While the pandemonium was happening , a distress signal was made to the Odogbolu Division, consequence upon which the DPO, SP Awoniyi Adekunle, quickly led his men to the scene, where the six suspects were apprehended.

“Recovered from them were one locally-made pistol and two live cartridges.”

The PPRO added that the Commissioner of Police, Edward Ajogun, had directed that the suspects and exhibits be transferred to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for further investigation with a view to charging them.

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