Police arrest 19 suspected cultists in Ogun

Police arrest 19 suspected cultists in Ogun

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Police arrest 19 suspected cultists in Ogun

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Police arrest 19 suspected cultists in Ogun. According to the Ogun State Police Command, officers arrested one Ogunnibi Hammed, a suspected kingpin of the Eiye Confraternity, and 18 others who allegedly confessed to being members of several cult groups.

According to the command spokesperson, Omolola Odutola, who revealed this in a statement made accessible to journalists in Abeokuta on Monday, Hammed was detained on Sunday.


Odutola revealed that the tactical action on Sunday resulted in Hammed’s detention.


She mentioned that the notorious cultist was well-known for his involvement in heinous attacks against rival cult groups in the state.

Odutola stated that the operation was a result of a combined effort between the Special Weapons and Tactics team, the Anti-Cultism Unit, and the Obalende Division of the Force.

She added that the police acted on intercepted information, saying the operation targeted the suspected cultists who had been causing terror in various areas including Odogbolu, Sagamu, Ijebu Ode, and Ilishan area of the state.

Among those apprehended were Sodipo Azeez, also known as Bintobo; Ilori Gbenga; Lamina Yusuf; Kolawole Rasaq; Adelaja Otusanya; Adeyemi Soneye; Oseni Toheeb; Thank God Naba; Lekan Qudus; Adelusi Omotayo, Timothy Monday, Ayomide Ishmael, Oboje Jeremiah, Ayoola Oladayo, Jacob Chidi, John Innocent, Ayangbile Victor, and Jacob Sunday.

Odutola stated that the Commissioner of Police, Abiodun Alamutu, has directed an immediate investigation into those apprehended.

“As the investigation progresses, the police will provide updates to the public regarding any relevant developments in this case,” she stated.

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