The Police in Ogun State have apprehended 5 suspected cultists in Sango Ota area of the state. The men were apprehended on Monday while conveying the lifeless body of a man suspected to be a member of their cult group in a tricycle.
The information was made known to the general public in a statement by the Ogun state Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi.
He identified the suspects as Babatunde Shittu, Ayobami Morenikeji, Fidelis John, Abdullah Adegbenro, and Oyeyemi Bakare.
The PPRO said that the men were apprehended after a distress call was received at the Sango Area Command headquarters.
He said, “The caller told Police operatives that the men were seen with a male corpse in a tricycle heading towards ota. The boy were also said to be carrying dangerous weapons such as cutlasses and sticks.”
“Upon receiving the call, the area Commander, Sango ota, ACP Monday Agbonnika, quickly mobilized his team to the area, where the hoodlums were met on rampage destroying people’s property as well as stealing from innocent members of the public along IIo awela road, “he added.
It was also gathered that, before the arrival of the Police, the cultists had already vandalised a Highlander jeep with registration number KJA 275GD, property of one Mr. Emmanuel Adekoya.
Also, they were accused of snatching an Infinix phone belonging to one Falola Olushola and a sum of N50,000 from Emmanuel Agbaje.
Upon interrogation by Police, the suspects said that they were coming from a party in Mushin, Lagos State when a fight broke out between them and a rival group.
In the course of the melee, they told the Police that the one of them was overrun by a fast-moving vehicle and he died on the spot.
“They further claimed they were taking the corpse to the families of their attackers namely; Omo Ekun, Lampad and Anko purposely for a revenge mission, ” Oyeyemi said.
Oyeyemi however stated that the corpse has been recovered from them and deposited at the Ifo General Hospital mortuary for autopsy.
Reacting to the incident, the Commissioner of Police in Ogun state, Edward Awolowo Ajogun, has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspects to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for further investigation.