Police parade 52 members of ‘Aiye’ cult group, 50 other suspects in Ogun

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Abdulqudus Ogundapo

Men of the Ogun State Police command on Thursday paraded no fewer than 52 members of a cult group popularly known as Aiye confraternity and 50 others for different crimes.

The Commissioner of police, Kenneth Ebrimson paraded the suspect at the police headquarters, Eleweran, Abeokuta, for crimes  ranging from impersonation, cultism, armed robbery, vandalism to illegal possession of fire arms.

Ebrimson said the suspected cultists were arrested at their hideouts in different part of the state for celebrating their notorious 7/7 day.

While parading the suspects , Ebrimson, identified three among the suspected cultists, Segun Olabiyi, Oluwadamilola Olayinka and Taiwo Ridwan as notorious cultists.

He explained that the three notorious cultists were arrested at their hideout at Epe garage on 6th of July for planning to for bloody attack on 7/7. 

Ebrimson noted that, Assorted charms, diluted drinks, vest with 7/7 inscription, locally made double barrel pistols, live cartridges among others were recovered from them.

Also paraded was a fake drug pharmacist, Moses Nwachukwu who manufactured a body pain drug.

The Commissioner of Police said, Nwachukwu who make use of his apartment as manufacturing company was arrested at No 5 , Akinbiyi Ojo Crescent , Ota on 28th of June.

Speaking with journalists, Nwachukwu who confessed to the crime, stated he was not the producer of the fake drugs but a sales representative to the company that produced it.

He claimed that, he usually bought the fake drugs from one Anac Organic company located at Ewekoro area of the state.

Nwachukwu noted he had been selling the fake drugs since 2019 before he was arrested.

He said ” I am a sales representative, I have already gave my  credentials to the police. This is an external business that I do on my own.

“I am not the one producing it, I usually buy it from a company in Ewekoro called Anac Organic. I started the business towards March ending last year”.

When asked whether the drug works, Nwachukwu said “I do have my regret, though I do use from it when I have body pain and it works”.

Others paraded was a fake lawyer, Elijah Ojo who was arrested following a petition by another lawyer who raised an issue about the authenticity of the suspect claim of been a lawyer.

Others were three suspected vandals; five suspected armed robbers, and one rapist.

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