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Eleven suspected cultists arrested in Ogun

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Operatives of Ogun state Police Command on October 11 arrested eleven suspected members of a dreaded cult group at Sango ota, in Ado odo Ota local government area of Ogun state.

The suspects identified as Moshood Owolabi, Olayemi Arukudu, Yusuf Olajide, Ibukun Adeoye, Yomi Samson Faruk Salami, Olukunde Isaac, David Nwuzor, Nwanah Samuel, Ogunrinde Ganiyu and Chukwuemeka were arrested following information received by policemen at Sango Ota divisional headquarters that the suspects who are responsible for series of cult clashes in Sango ota and its environs in recent time are meeting in a house at NO. 13, Ago adura Street Ijoko ota in preparation for another round of violent attack.

On getting the information, the DPO Sango ota division, SP Saleh Dahiru mobilized his men with men of so safe corps, Amotekun as well as civil Defense corps and moved to the scene where seven members of the group were apprehended while others escaped.

Four others were arrested with the assistance of members of the community. They have all confessed been members of Aiye cult group.

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Recovered from them are; weeds suspected to be Indian hemp, Colorado and Bonky.

Confirming the arrest, the spokesperson of the state police command, SP Abimbola Oyeyemi, said the Commissioner of Police, CP Lanre Bankole, has directed that the suspects be transferred to Anti cultists unit of the state Criminal Investigation Department for discreet investigation and diligent prosecution.