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  • Updated: May 29, 2024

Victim rescued, cultists arrested during initiation by Ogun Police

Victim rescued, cultists arrested during initiation by Ogun

Three suspected Eiye cult confraternity members have been arrested by the Ogun State Police Command.

They were arrested during an initiation event at the Malaka Quarters, at Owode Egba, in the Obafemi-Owode local government area of the state.

Also, one victim was rescued during the operation.

These suspects, Olayiwola Akinsanya, Keji Sodipo, and Oluwaseyi Olabamiji were arrested after a report was made to the police, whose officers swung into action to apprehend them.

According to a police source on Tuesday who was privy to the incident but was not allowed to speak to the media, a victim, Joshua Obiladem, who was about to be initiated that night, was rescued.

It was said that a knife and charms were recovered from them after their arrest, and they were currently in the custody of the police.

When contacted, the spokesperson for the state police command, Omolola Odutola, confirmed the event and said an investigation had begun and the remaining members of the cult group would be brought to book.

“On May 26, 2024, at about 17:00 hours, information received by the members of the public was that Malaka Quarters of Owode Egba Township was where some Eiye cult members wanted to initiate some of their new members.

“A team of detectives led by the Owode Egba Divisional Police Officer swung into action where one of the victims identified as Joshua Obiladem was rescued and the following suspects were arrested, Olayiwola Akinsanya ‘M’, aged 34; Keji Sodipo, ‘M’, aged 25; Oluwaseyi Olabamiji, ‘M’, aged 20, and the following exhibits were rescued from them, one knife and charms.

“The suspects are under interrogation, while effort is in progress to arrest other suspects at large,” Odutola said.

 

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