By Michael Adesanya/Abeokuta
The Ogun State Police Command on Thursday said they have arrested 23 men suspected to belong to a cult group while initiating new members.
The cultists, who came from various locations in Ijebu-Igbo, Ago-Iwoye and Oru-Ijebu were said to have assembled at Ilaporu, in Awa-Ijebu area of the State, for the purpose of initiating new members into their fold on Wednesday.
The command’s Spokesman, Abimbola Oyeyemi told journalists that the suspected cultists had intended to unleash mayhem in the town as a sign of admitting new members, saying as soon as the suspects gathered there, policemen attached to Awa-Ijebu Division through technical intelligence gathering, swooped on them.
The police Anti-Robbery team was led by the Divisional Police Officer, Awa-Ijebu, Olu Monday.
The suspects are: Samson Oyetusi, Bankole Tunde, Akorede Samson, Dapo Kukoyi, Onafeko Toheeb, Afolabi Wasiu, Adedimeji Mathew, Arewa Samson, Akintunde Oalsunkanmi, Okejimi Oluyole, Oladeji Akeem, Azeez Adebayo, and Awokoya Kudus.
The arrested men also include: Azeez Seun, OSeni Wasiu, Popoola Sunday, Awojole Bolaji, Yusuf Seyi, Bamidele Adeboye, Jibola Balogun, Tomisin Isaac, Adeshina Seye, and Adebayo Adewale.
The state Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Iliyasu, has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspects to Anti-Cultist and Anti-kidnapping section for proper investigation and prosecution.