Three deadly cultists have been arrested by Operatives of Ogun state Police Command.
The three leading members of the dreaded Eiye confraternity who have been terrorising Ijebu Ode and its environs for quite some time now met their waterloo on 31st of August 2022.
NigeriaCrime.com learned that the cultists identified as Odukoya Odushina, Subomi Popoola, and Itunuoluwa Taiwo were apprehended following a piece of information received by the Police at Obalende divisional headquarters Ijebu Ode, that cultists were seen holding a nocturnal meeting at a black spot known as Sanga at the back of Central Mosque, with the view to unleashing terror on members of the community.
Upon the information, the DPO Obalende division mobilised his men and stormed the said black spot.
On sighting the policemen, the hoodlums attacked them with dangerous weapons, but they were subdued, and the ring leader Odukoya Odushina a.k.a Odus, and two others.
Preliminary investigation revealed that the arrested suspects were not only into cultism but were into armed robbery as well.
Confirming the arrest, SP Abimbola Oyeyemi, Police Public Relations Officer, Ogun State Police Command stated that it was discovered that Odukoya Odushina had been arrested once and charged to court, but was granted bail. On the third day after he was granted bail, he went with his gang to rob at Ayegbami area of ijebu Ode where he killed one man simply known as Baba Njo.”
“Some robbed items such as jewelry, phones, and suspected hard drugs were recovered from them.”
The group has also been linked to several cult killings in ijebu Ode and its environs,” Oyeyemi added.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, CP Lanre Bankole, has ordered a full-scale investigation into their activities. He also ordered a massive manhunt for other members of the group with the view to charging them to court as soon as possible.