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Men of the Ogun state police command have arrested four suspected members of a notorious cult group over the disruption of a birthday party in Abule lemode area of ijoko in Ado-Odo/Ota local government area of Ogun State.
The disruption which led to the death of a 26-year old man, Saibu Azeez, while many sustained different degrees of injuries including the celebrant’s father(name withheld).
The suspects: Opeyemi Olalekan, Azeez Ologundudu, Emmanuel Omoboriowo, and Anigilaje Babatunde were arrested by men of Police command attached to Agbado Divisional headquarters in the state.
In a statement released by the Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, he confirmed the incident and vowed not to rest until cultism is completely eradicated in the state.
Oyeyemi said the arrest followed a distress call received by the police in agbado divisional headquarters that one Oluwatoye Ogun (F) of no 34 Oyedele close abule lemode was having a Birthday party at her father’s house on the 24th of May 2019
At a point, when a group of boys suspected to be cultists stormed the venue of the party at about 2: am with broken bottles and unleashed terror on the people at the party.
The release reads, “Having received the distress call, the DPO Agbado division, CSP Aloko Amodu led his patrol team to the scene where four members of the suspected cult group were arrested.
“The hoodlums stabbed the father of the celebrant on the head before they got hold of one Saibu Azeez (M) 26 and stabbed him in his stomach.
“The two injured persons were taken to the nearby hospital for treatment but Saibu Azeez died while receiving treatment”.
Oyeyemi also confirmed that a preliminary investigation by the police has stated that the deceased is likely to be a member of a rival cult group and his assailants came on a likely reprisal attack.
“The arrested suspects have all confessed to being members of a rival cult group.
“The corpse of the deceased has been deposited in the morgue for post mortem examination”, he added.
Meanwhile, the commissioner of police CP Bashir Makama has ordered the transfer of the suspects to homicide section of the state criminal investigation and intelligence department for discreet investigation.
The CP also reiterates his earlier stance against cultism in the state and vowed not to rest until cultism is completely stamped out of the state.