Operatives of the Ogun State Police Command have arrested members of Lagos based cult group who were in Odogbolu area of the state to purchase a locally made pistol.
The Command’s Public Relations Officer, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi who disclosed this to newsmen in a statement in Abeokuta on Wednesday, said the cultists were arrested on November 27, 2020.
He named the suspects as Aboyeji Oluwadamilare of Isiwu Ikorodu, Adebiyi Mathew of Aleke Ikorodu, Jacob Solomon of Aleke Ikorodu, Iliasu Jubril of Isiwu Ikorodu, Olubanjo Segun of Odo Iselu Odogbolu and Samuel Olaniyan of Odo-Iselu Odogbolu.
Oyeyemi said the suspects were picked up when the Ikorodu based cultists came to challenge the Odogbolu based to foment trouble as a result of gun transaction between the two groups.
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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 was 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, consequent upon which the DPO, SP Awoniyi Adekunle quickly led his men to the scene where the six suspects were apprehended.”
Items recovered from them, according to the Police PRO included one locally-made pistol and two live cartridges.
Meanwhile, the statement noted that the State’s Commissioner of Police, Edward Ajogun had directed that the suspects and exhibits be transferred to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for discreet investigation with the view to charging them to court on conclusion of the investigation.