The Ogun State police command has arrested members of the Eiye and Aiye cult groups who began a supremacy battle in Ifo area of the state, killing one among them simply identified as Ofada.
According to a press release released by the spokesperson of the state police command, Abimbola Oyeyemi, a distress signal was made to the police in Ifo division headquarters during the clash, and also the DPO; CSP Adekunle Adeniyi, quickly led his men to the scene where they met two others with gun-shot injuries. He said the DPO and his men subsequently moved and traced the rampaging cultist to Iyana Coker area where three amongst them namely: Soji Olamilekan ‘m’ 29yrs, Shobande Olalekan ‘m’ 26yrs and Solomon Fadebi ‘m’ 33yrs were arrested.
On interrogation, they informed the police that their other members have ran to Osuke area of Onipanu Ota where they were getting to launch another round of attack.
Based on the knowledge , the DPO Onipanu division was contacted and he quickly moved to Osuke area where he met a gaggle of cultists holding a gathering during a bush. On sighting the policemen, the hoodlums took to their heels but they were hotly chased and with the help of the youths within the area, four amongst the cultists namely: Balogun Oluwaseun ‘m’ 22yrs, Joseph Onwe ‘m’ 24yrs, Peter Rapheal ‘m’ 22yrs and Yusuf Emmanuel ‘m’ 26yrs were apprehended.
While investigation was happening , information got to the police that one among the cultists was seen receiving treatment for gun-shot injury in Arobiye village Ota, the DPO Onipanu swiftly moved in there and got the suspect, one 22yrs old Toheeb Olorunkemi ‘m’ who confessed participating in IFO crisis where he received gun-shot injury arrested.” The statement read.
Oyeyemi said items recovered from the arrested suspects include one locally made pistol, six live cartridges, four differing types of handset, one black beret, and alittle bag. He said the corpse of the slain cultist has been deposited to the overall hospital mortuary while the injured ones are taken to an equivalent general hospital for medical aid .
He added that the state Commissioner of Police, CP Edward A. Ajogun has ordered the transfer of the suspects to the State Criminal investigation and intelligence department for discreet investigation and has also ordered a significant manhunt for the remaining members of the groups so as to place their notorious activities to a permanent end.
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