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The Special Operation arms of the Ogun state Police Command has arrested eight suspected cult members, recovered three guns as violent upsurge amidst fraternities
PLATFORM TIMES reports that the suspects; Toheeb Erinoso, Olufunso Moyo, Sanya Ayinde, Ramon Oyetola, Akinyemi Olamide, and others were arrested with three locally made guns
Others were; Monsuru Akindele, Adeoba Saheed, and Babalola Rasaq who confessed to belonging to Aye and Eiye confraternity.
The Police spokesperson in the state, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi in a statement revealed that the operation was carried out across the state to checkmate the violent activities of cultists in the state.
The police spokesperson added that there had been several bloody clashes between the Aye and Eiye fraternities in the past.
The statement reads: “Several members of dreaded cult groups have been arrested across Ogun state during the special operations carried out by men of Ogun state police command to checkmate the violent activities of cultists in the state.
“The suspected cult members were arrested following bloody clashes between members of some cult group who have been terrorizing different parts of the state in recent time.
“The supremacy battle between members of Aye and Eiye cult groups have left not fewer than four persons dead in Abeokuta and Itori area of the state.
“Following the disturbance, the commissioner of police Ogun state police command, CP Lanre Bankole ordered the massive manhunt for any member of either of the group, consequent upon which all the command’s tactical teams launched special operations to flush out the hoodlums”.
However, the commissioner of police, Lanre Bankole has charged the force to penetrate the hoodlums terrorising the state, appealing to parents to also warn their wards.
The state further reads: “Meanwhile, the commissioner of police CP Lanre Bankole has ordered the continuation of the operation until all the hoodlums terrorizing the will be flushed out.
“He also appealed to parents to call their children and wards to order, as anyone caught fomenting trouble under any guise will be decisively dealt with”.