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Five suspected members of a dreaded cult group have been arrested by men of Ogun State Police command have arrested five for unleashing terror on the people of ifo local government area of the state .
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Abimbola Oyeyemi disclosed this on Sunday in a statement .
Oyeyemi said the suspects ; Afeez Olapade,, a.k.a Salako, 22, Idowu Adebayo 18, Oduwaye Seyi a.k.a Owo-Aje, 22, Fatai Olude 22: and Alabi Segun 22 were apprehended following a distress call received by the police in Ifo.
He said the Divisional Police Officer in ifo ,Adeniyi Adekunle was told that the cult group was on rampage around a market in the area, attacking people with dangerous weapons and dispossessing innocent people of their valuables.
Oyeyemi said “upon the distress call, the DPO ifo division CSP Adeniyi Adekunle quickly mobilised his men and moved to the scene.
“On getting there, they met a 25-year old man who was later identified simply as Sunday in the pool of his own blood as a result of several matchet injuries on his body.
“The policemen chased and got the five suspects arrested within the area.
“The victim was taken to the general hospital where he was confirmed dead..
“Also injured is one Muhammed a trailer driver while one Olalekan Alade was also dispossessed of his phone by the hoodlums, while five other different phones snatched from different people were recovered from them.”
The PPRO however said the Commissioner of Police in the state , Edward Ajogun has ordered the transfer of the suspects to state Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for discreet investigation.
“,He also directed that the fleeing members of gang must be hunted for and brought to book within the shortest possible time.
“The CP therefore warned that those who think that police have abandoned their duty as a result of recent protest should better have a rethink as the command is determined more than ever before to wage war against crime and criminality anywhere in the state.”