In continuation of the operation to clamp down on cultists embarked upon by Ogun State Police Command, ten members of the dreaded Eiye confraternity have been arrested.
The suspected cultists who were arrested on Saturday, May 6, 2023, by personnel of the Command Anti-Cultist Unit were notorious for terrorising the residents of Sagamu and its environs in recent times.
This information was made available by Abimbola Oyeyemi, the Ogun Police Command spokesperson.
"The suspects, Adekoya Adesina, Ayinde Olumide, Adebayo Jamiu, Ajayi Temitope, Taiwo Olatunji, Oladapo Ayeye, Johnson Adeyemi, Tunde Banjo, Gbenga Morufu and Tunde Adenuga were arrested following information received by men of Anti cultists section, that a group of cultists were converging at different locations in Odogbolu in order to unleash terror in Shagamu in continuation of the supremacy battle going on amongst the various cult groups in Shagamu and its environs.
"Upon the information, the anti-cultist team mobilised and moved to the area.
"On sighting the policemen, the hoodlums attacked them with dangerous weapons but they were subdued by the policemen after which ten amongst the cultists were apprehended.
"The 2i/c of the unit, SP Morakinyo Adejumo was seriously injured during the operation, and he was rushed to hospital where he is responding to treatment.
"Recovered from them are eight live cartridges and the large quantity of weeds suspected to be Indian hemp."
Oyeyemi stated that the Commissioner of Police, CP Olanrewaju Oladimeji, has ordered a massive manhunt for the remaining members of the group.
Oladimeji also vowed to make the state unconducive for cultists and other criminals as the Command is ready to take the battle to their doorsteps.
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