…as police arrest 10 members of the group

The Ogun State Police Command said it has arrested 10 members of the Eiye Confraternity in the state.

The State Police spokesman, a Superintendent of Police, Abimbola Oyeyemi said that the arrest was in continuation of the operation clampdown on cultists embarked upon by Ogun State Police Command.

He stated that the dreaded Eiye confraternity had been who have been terrorising Shagamu and its environs in recent times.

The image maker said the suspects were arrested on Saturday 6th of May 2023 by the anti-cultist unit of the Command.

The suspects, Adekoya Adesina, Ayinde Olumide, Adebayo Jamiu, Ajayi Temitope, Taiwo Olatunji, Oladapo Ayeye, Johnson Adeyemi, Tunde Banjo, Gbenga Morufu and Tunde Adenuga were arrested following information received by men of Anti cultists section, that a group of cultists was converging at different locations in Odogbolu in order to unleash terror in Shagamu in continuation of the supremacy battle going on amongst the various cult groups in Shagamu and its environs.

Oyeyemi said: “Upon the information, the anti-cultist team mobilized and moved to the area. On sighting the policemen, the hoodlums attacked them with dangerous weapons but they were subdued by the policemen after which 10 of the cultists were apprehended. The 2i/c of the unit, SP Morakinyo Adejumo was seriously injured during the operation, and he was rushed to the hospital where he is responding to treatment.

“Recovered from them are eight live cartridges and a large number of weeds suspected to be Indian hemp.

“The Commissioner of Police, CP Olanrewaju Oladimeji,  has ordered a massive manhunt for the remaining members of the group, he also vowed to make the state unconducive for cultists and other criminals as the Command is ready to take the battle to their doorsteps.”

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