Three suspected members of the Eiye Confraternity have been arrested by men of the Ogun State Police Command in Joju, Sango/Ota part of the state.
According to the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Omolola Odutola, the operation followed credible information provided to the security unit by an anonymous citizen.
In a statement made available to newsmen, Odutola noted that the Divisional Police Officer of Sango Ota, CSP Saleh Dahiru, led the command’s anti-robbery team to School 3 in Joju, Sango Ota to effect the arrest.
The police spokesman identified the suspects as Dakwo Micheal Jackson, Joel Obieva and Oluwaseun Bamideke.
The suspects were reportedly caught planning to carry out illegal activities in the area.
Odutola added that during interrogation, the arrested persons confessed that “they were part of a larger gang of Eiye confraternity, comprising five members, with their leader still at large.”
Odutola said the men intended to meet at the school before carrying out their planned operation, saying the swift action of the Sango police helped apprehend them “before they could execute their nefarious plans.”
She maintained that the police are making efforts to track down the fleeing suspects.
In another news, two more bodies have been recovered from the Omo river in Ogun State, where a Toyota Sienna bus plunged on Saturday.
Earlier, the bus, travelling from Benin to Lagos, had fallen into the river along the Ijebu-Ode/Benin highway.
The vehicle marked APP830HX, skidded off the bridge and landed in the water due to speeding, the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) had said.
Local divers had on Saturday recovered three dead bodies from the river, while one man was rescued alive.
The accident, which occurred around J4, Ijebu East Local Government Area of Ogun, was the latest of similar incidents that had claimed lives on the same highway.
FRSC spokesperson in Ogun, Florence Okpe, told newsmen that the lone crash was caused by speeding which led to loss of control.
Giving an update on Tuesday, Okpe disclosed that two more bodies were recovered from the river by local divers, bringing the death toll to five.
“Two additional dead bodies were found by local divers on Monday,” she said.