Five suspected cult members arrested in Ogun

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At least five individuals suspected of being affiliated with the Aiye and Alora Confraternities have been apprehended in the Sagamu and Sango-Ota areas of Ogun State.

The state police command, in collaboration with the Ogun State Community, Social Orientation, and Safety Corps, conducted multiple raids resulting in the arrest of the suspected cultists.

A police source, in an exclusive interview with Punch on Sunday, said that the suspects had intentions to wreak havoc in the communities but were intercepted and detained on Friday and Saturday.

Residents of Ntanbo Ijoko were on edge following intelligence about a potential attack by cultists on Saturday.

Prompted by community members’ information, law enforcement and safety personnel initiated patrols in the area.

During these joint security patrols, a suspect named Richard Edet from Shasha, Lagos State, was apprehended, while others managed to escape into the bush.

Earlier, police had received intelligence about a secret confraternity meeting planned within the area on Friday.

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This led to extensive combing and patrols, resulting in the arrest of four suspected Aiye Confraternity members: Ahmed Oguntoyinbo, Sikiru Komolafe, and Abiola Alashebi, believed to be residents of Ifo Local Government, apprehended in Sagamu on Friday.

According to Punch, the suspects confessed of their involvement in cultism.

Police said they would be transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department after initial inquiries.

Likewise, in Sagamu’s Sakura area, a 25-year-old suspected cultist named Olatunji Azeez was arrested by the police division, following a raid led by Ojo Agunloye.

Azeez, who recently relocated from Ijebu-Ode, confessed to being an Alora Confraternity member and is slated for transfer to the anti-tactical team for further investigation.

Confirming these operations and arrests, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Omolola Odutola, assured that all suspects would face prosecution after the investigations.

She emphasized the commitment of the police, led by Commissioner Abiodun Alamutu, to prevent any community in Ogun State from becoming a sanctuary for cult activities.

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