Soldiers arrest notorious cult leader in Ondo

The men of the 32 Artillery Brigade of the Nigerian Army, Akure, Ondo State, said it had arrested a man identified as Abiola Oseni for cult-related crimes in state.

The suspect, whom it alleged to be a member of the Black Axe Confraternity, was said to be among the notorious cult members who had been on the wanted lists of security agencies in the state.

The Assistant Director, Army Public Relations, Major Oio Adelegan, said the suspect was arrested at the headquarters of the Owo Local Government Area of the state on Wednesday.

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He said, “In continuation of Exercise Egwu Eke III in Ondo State, the Troops of 32 Artillery Brigade in collaboration with other security agencies recorded another milestone in the fight against criminality with the arrest of Abiola Oseni, aka Oje, a gang leader of a notorious cult popularly known as Black Axe Confraternity in Owo.

“Oseni, who has been on the wanted list was arrested following a tip-off. His gang and other cult groups have been terrorising Owo community and its environs for a long time.”

The army public relations officer, pleaded the people to always inform the army and other security agencies of crime in their areas, adding that the suspect had been handed over to the appropriate security agency for further investigation and prosecution.