Suspected cultists open fire on policemen to escape arrest in Ogun

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Sodiq Ojuroungbe

The Ogun state Police command has arrested two suspected members of the dreaded Eiye cult group while planning to unleash terror on some communities in Ogijo area of the State.

PLATFORM TIMES gathered that the suspected cultists reportedly open fire on policemen to escape arrest.

PLATFORM TIMES reports that the suspects were identified as Oladayo Bello, 34 and Awobajo Muritala, 40.

The State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi in a statement said the suspected cult group were allegedly contacted by a yet-to-be identified, “notorious landgrabber to unleash terror on some communities in Ogijo area of the state.”

Oyeyemi said they were reportedly apprehended, following information received by the DPO of Ogijo police division, CSP Muhammed S. Baba.

According to the PPRO, the DPO had been informed that a group of Eiye cult members were gathering at Kanniyi area in Shimmawa, planning to go and attack some communities, on the instruction of the unknown land grabber.

“On the strength of the information, the DPO led his operatives to the already identified hideout where not less than twenty members of the group were met with various types of dangerous weapons.

“On sighting the policemen, the hoodlums opened fire on them and ran to various direction in a bid to escape.

“The operatives restrained from firing back to avoid killing innocent members of the public but they chased and apprehended two amongst them.”

Oyeyemi added that two cut-to-size guns, five live cartridges, two expended cartridges, one battle axe, assorted criminal charms and weeds suspected to be Indian hemp were recovered .

He said the state Commissioner of Police Edward Ajogun had ordered the immediate transfer of the suspects to state Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for further investigation.

According to the PPRO , the Commissioner ordered that the fleeing members of the group must be hunted for and brought to book.

“The CP therefore warned land grabbers to stay away from the state as he will not hesitate to deal decisively with anybody trying to disturb the peace of the state under any g

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