Caught in The Act: Police Nab 16 Cultists During Initiation

As part of its intensified efforts to reduce or eradicate activities of cult gangs in Ogun State, anti crime detectives of the Ogun State Police Command attached to the Ewekoro Division on Saturday arrested 16 cultists including students of ICT Polytechnic, Itori in Ewekoro Local government Area of the state at about 10. 45 pm.
The detectives led by the Divisional Police Officer in charge of Ewekoro Division, acting on an intelligence gathering on the activities of cult groups in the area, busted their initiation arena in Itori and arrested 16 suspects including 8 students of ICT Polytechnic Itori while others are indigines (non-students).
The Command’s spokesman, DSP Muyiwa Awojobi gave the names of those arrested as Akintunde Paul, Seyi Meshinoye, Fowoshade Gbemisola, Dare Olabode, Oyetayo Bolaji, Akintunde Femi, Ajibola Abiola, Amosun Eniola, Shola Ogunniyi, Fashina Micheal, Bello Oyedeji, Adeshola Amore, Ebi Victor, Ogunsola Ibrahim, Babatunde Allyson, and Awobajo Babatunde.
He also stated that “the suspects have declined to mention the group or confraternity they belong to; and this calls for further investigation”.
Some of the weapons or items recovered from them at the initiation ground included guns, charms, cutlasses, broken bottles, axes etc.
The suspects have been transferred to the Department of Criminal Investigation Eleweran Abeokuta for further interogation as directed by the Commissioner of Police Ogun State CP Ikemefuna Okoye.
The commissioner has warned others who are cultists to desist from such destructive activities as the command will not spare anyone caught in the act or anyone seen or perceived or caught for sponsoring the groups in the state.
The commissioner has directed that the suspects be charged to court immediately after investigation. Adejobi confirmed to Street Journal that they will soon appear in court.

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