Nigeria: 8 Suspected Cultist Arrested In Ogun Over Killing In Ijebu-Igbo
Operatives of Nigeria Police, Ogun State Command has arrested eight alleged principal suspects who are members of Aiye and Eiye confraternity aftermath a bloody cult clash between the two rival groups which left one person dead on last Wednesday night in Ijebo-Igbo.
According to the police image maker in the state, ASP Abimbola Oyeyemi in a message to AltAfrika.com, the suspects were picked up at their hideout where they were holding meeting in preparation for another deadly clash.
She said: “Immediately the report of the clash got to the notice of the Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Iliyasu, he directed the Special Units of the Command such as, FSARS and Anti Cultist/Kidnapping squad to move in and bring the hoodlums to Justice”.
Oyeyemi stated further that in compliance with the Cp’s directive, the Officer-in-charge of FSARS DSP Uba Adam swung into action, and embarked on technical intelligence based investigation.
Their efforts, she said, paid off when the hideout of the hoodlums was discovered.
“They stormed the place and got eight of them arrested with various types of dangerous arms and ammunition”, she added.
The arrested cultists according to her are: Muyiwa Talabi ‘m’; Tunde Adeyemi ‘m’; Korede Pariosho ‘m’; Dayo Johnson ‘m’; Segun Saka ‘m’; Niyi Adeshina ‘m’; Micheal Oluwaseun ‘m’ and Afolabi Ismail ‘m’.
Oyeyemi revealed further that, police was discovered the duo of Muyiwa Talabi and Niyi Adeshina who are strong members of Aye group to be the ones who hacked the victim of Wednesday clash to death.
“Their co-accomplice who also played prominent role was traced to his house by the rival group and hacked to death early this morning before Police got to his house for the purpose of arresting him.
“Recovered from them are two pump action guns, four locally made double barrel pistols, eleven live cartridges and assorted charms”, she said.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Iliyasu has given a matching order to all the special units involved in the operation to go all out after the remaining perpetrators of the dastardly act with the view of bringing them all to justice as well as their sponsors no matter how highly placed they may be.