4th April, 2022
By Abiodun Lawal
The Ogun State Police Command on Monday said that it has 22 suspected cultists in different parts of the state within 48 hours.
The command’s Public Relations Officer (PPRO), disclosed this in a statement issued in Abeokuta.
Oyeyemi said that the command had set up a special squad, headed by an Assistant Commissioner of Police in charge of Operations to checkmate the disturbing activities of cultists across the state.
The police spokesman explained that the squad had swung into action and arrested no fewer than 22 suspected cultists in different parts of the state.
Oyeyemi further stated that the arrested suspected cultists, who had affirmed their membership of Aiye and Eiye confraternities, were apprehended when the squad stormed their hideouts at Maya in Lafenwa and Oju Ogbara in Sapon area of Abeokuta.
“Some of the suspects were also apprehended in Sagamu during a similar operation carried out by the squad.
“All the arrested suspects are currently being investigated to ascertain their roles in the cult war that had engulfed the state recently, which claimed the lives of some cult members,” he said.
Oyeyemi added that the Commissioner of Police (CP) in the state, Lanre Bankole, while commending the squad for its quick response, urged it to take the battle to the doorsteps of all known cultists in the state.
He also quoted the police commissioner as appealing to members of the public to cooperate with members of the team by giving them necessary information that would enhance their operation, maintaining that security remained everybody’s business.
President Muhammadu Buhari had recently ordered the police and other security agencies in Ogun to wade in a halt the orgies of killings by rival cult groups in the State.