Lagos-based cultists nabbed in Ogun as gun transaction goes awry


 Operatives of the Ogun State Police Command say they have arrested six suspected members of dreaded cult groups as a gun transaction among them goes awry.

The suspects were said to have been arrested on the 27th of November 2020 in Odogbolu area of Ogun State where they have come to purchase a locally- made pistol.

The suspects, according to the state Police Public Relations Officer Abimbola Oyeyemi are Aboyeji Oluwadamilare of Isiwu Ikorodu, Adebiyi Mathew of Aleke Ikorodu, and Jacob Solomon of Aleke Ikorodu.

Others are Iliasu Jubril of Isiwu Ikorodu, Olubanjo Segun of Odo Iselu Odogbolu and Samuel Olaniyan of Odo-Iselu Odogbolu.

Oyeyemi said the suspects were all apprehended when the four Ikorodu-based cultists came to meet the two Odogbolu suspects to forment trouble as a result of gun transaction between the two groups.

He said, “Investigation revealed that the Ikorodu- based suspects contracted Samuel Olaniyan to purchase a locally -made pistol for them, and when the gun was delivered to them, they discovered that the pistol is not serviceable; hence they came with full force to deal with the Odogbolu -based cultists for betraying their trust.

“While the pandemonium was going on, a distress call was made to Odogbolu Division, consequence upon which the Divisional Police Officer, Awoniyi Adekunle quickly led his men to the scene where the six suspects were apprehended.”

Oyeyemi added that items recovered from them were one locally-made pistol and two live cartridges.

Meanwhile, the state Commissioner of Police, Edward Ajogun has directed that the suspects and exhibits be transferred to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for discreet investigation with the view to charge them to court on conclusion of the investigation.


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