In the wake of crisis that broke out in Ifo local government area of Ogun state as a result of supremacy battle between two rival cult groups which has metamorphosed into robbery and other criminal activities, the state police command has arrested five cultists terrorizing Ijako, Ota area of Ogun state.
According to a press release by the Police PRO in Ogun state, Abimbola Oyeyemi, he said large number of policemen comprising of SARS, anti cultist unit, anti kidnapping unit as well as conventional policemen were drawn from all adjoining police stations in the area such as Ifo, Owode Ijako, Joju, Ijoko and Agbado.
“Their efforts yielded positive results as five of the hoodlums, Ekunoye lucky, m’ 22, Badmus Sodiq m’ 27, Showumi Femi m’ 21, Adeagbo Adewumi m’ 22 and Agboola Femi m’ 21 were apprehended in Ijako area of Sango, Ota”. Oyeyemi said.
“The patrol team also moved to Winners church area along Idiroko road where another suspect, Adekunle Okeoye m’ 23 was arrested with a brand new locally made short gun loaded with five live cartridges and assorted charms. Also, the operatives extended their operation to Araromi community in Agbado where three other suspects namely;
Sulaiman Ogunbiyi, aka Absorver federal, Saminu Adamu and Nasiru Umar were arrested with face mask and assorted charms”.
Earlier, ten of the hoodlums have been picked up at various locations in Ifo, kajola and Ososun areas of Ifo local government by SARS operatives.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, Kenneth Ebrimson ‘has ordered that all the arrested suspects be transferred to special anti robbery squads SARS for discreet investigation’. He equally ordered the continuation of the operation until the last of the hoodlums is arrested.
The CP therefore appealed to members of the public not to be unnecessarily apprehensive as the command will continue to do everything within its power to ensure that the good people of Ogun state enjoy adequate security during and after this trying period of our dear country.
He also enjoined them to reach out to the command through the control room number 08081770416 whenever they are in distress.