Eid-el-Fitr: Ogun police nab notorious cultist, promise tight security

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.Ogun PPRO addressing journalists

Operatives of the Ogun State Police Command say they have arrested a “notorious and murderous cultist” terrorising Abeokuta and Ifo metropolis.

This came as it promises tight security before, during and after the Eid-el-Fitr celebration.

Crime report from the command gave the name of the suspect as Rotimi Adebiyi a.k.a Paracetamol.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi said the suspect has been on wanted list of the command over his role in several cult clashes in the state which has led to the death of some members of another cult group.

He said the suspect was arrested by CSP Olanrewaju Kalejaye led SWAT operatives in his hideout at Ifo area of the state.

Oyeyemi said, “The suspect, a leader of Eiye cult group used to come into Abeokuta metropolis to strike and always run back to his hideout in Ifo.

“The police operatives acting on credible intelligence stormed his place at about 1:30 am of Saturday 30th of April 2022, where he was apprehended.”

The state police spokesman said items recovered from him are; one cut -to- size locally- made pistol, one live cartridge, assorted criminal charms, weed suspected to be Indian hemp and a cutlass.

Meanwhile, the state Commissioner of Police, Lanre Bankole, has ordered a full scale investigation into the past activities of the suspect with the view of arraigning him in court as soon as possible.

Meanwhile, the state Commissioner of Police, has congratulated Muslim faithful on the successful completion of this year Ramadan fasting and urged them to be a good ambassadors of Islam by ensuring peace at all time.

In order to put crime and criminals at bay during the Salah celebration, the CP has ordered the deployment of large number of policemen to man all the major highways across the state.

Also operatives of the command’s tactical squads such as SWAT, anti kidnapping unit, anti cultists unit as well as police mobile force had all been put on red alert to nip in the bud any ugly incident that might want to rear its head before, during and after the Salah celebration.

In the same vein, all the area commanders and divisional police officers have been directed to provide adequate security in all the prayer grounds as well as recreation centres across the state.

The CP therefore appealed to the general public not to hesitate to inform security agents if any suspicious movement is noticed in there area.

 

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