CITIZENS COMPASS – Spokesperson, Ogun State Police Command, Omolola Odutola has confirmed the arrest of two suspected cultists in the Fadahunsi area of Alagbado, Ogun State.
According to her, the suspects were arrested on Monday, September 4, 2023, after a tip off about cultism activities in the area.
Odutola in a statement signed on Friday, September 8, 2023, said the operation was led by CSP Adekunle Awoniyi, the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) of Agbado Division.
She said, “On the 4th of September, there was an operation led by CSP Adekunle Awoniyi, the Divisional Police Officer of AGBADO DIVISION, in response to a tip-off about cultist activities in the Fadahunsi area of Ogun State.
” The prompt response of the police quelled the disturbances caused by the cultists, leading to the arrest of two individuals at the scene: Sodiq Idowu, a 27-year-old male, and Yusuf Wahab, a 25-year-old male.
” Both suspects have confessed to being members of the EIYE confraternity and have provided valuable information that will aid the police in apprehending other fleeing suspects involved in cultist activities.
” They have also provided information about the syndicate, the location of their armourer, and the whereabouts of weapons that may have been used in their criminal activities.
” Currently, preliminary investigations are underway at the Divisional Police Office. However, the suspects will soon be transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department for a more discreet and thorough investigation of their involvement in the EIYE confraternity and other related crimes.
“The Nigeria Police Force, Ogun State Police Command Headquarters Eleweran under the Commissioner of Police CP Alamutu Abiodun Mustapha remains vibrant and is committed to curbing the menaces of cultism and cult related activities, assuring further that both material equipments and human services are deployed daily to ensure safety in Ogun State. “