12 Cultists Renounce Membership, Get Amnesty In Ogun

CultistsTwelve members of various cult groups have renounced their membership of those cult groups in Itori, Ewekoro Local Government Area of Ogun State, South West Nigeria and have since been given amnesty by the Ogun State Police Command.

Addressing traditional rulers, community leaders, parents and guardians at a ceremony held in Itori, the headquarters of Ewekoro Local Government, the state Commissioner of Police, Abdulmajid Ali, said that cultism remains a serious crime in the state and anyone caught would no longer be treated with kid gloves.

The 12 former cultists whose activities have resulted in many armed robbery activities in their communities, decided to renounce their membership before their parents, traditional rulers and community leaders.

Giving amnesty to the former cultists, the state Commissioner of Police read the riot act on behalf of the State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun, as he warned youths in Ogun State to desist from cultism.

As part of the amnesty, there was a documentation of those who renounced their membership by the Police authority for effective monitoring of their activities.

Ogun Police Parade Suspected Robbers With Explosive Devices

OgunOgun State Police Command has arrested and paraded four suspected bank robbers with explosive devices meant for operation in Ijebu Ode area of the state.

Parading the suspects at the Police Headquarters in Eleweran, Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of finance and administration, Celestine Okoye, said that the suspected robbers were arrested in October with four explosive devices and connective wires.

The Deputy Commissioner said that all the suspects were coming from Delta State to meet another leader of the syndicate simply identified as Wisdom who was arranging the operation in Ijebu Ode.

Three of the suspects; Gelebele Aitlabor, Moses Demene and Friday Saborom are indigens of Delta State while the fourth, Mohammadu Kaidiri was said to be from Edo State.

The Police boss explained that the suspects were still under investigation and would be charged to court at the appropriate time.

He said, “Information was received by Policemen on patrol at Ayepe town that some men were seen with bags and on the receipt of the information, they were intercepted by the team.

“On search on the bags, four explosive devices with three connective wires were recovered from them. The suspects confessed that they were coming from Delta State to meet their gang leader named Wisdom in Ogun State, now at large, to rob.”

While speaking with newsmen, Demene, who identified himself as the leader of the group, said that he was aware of a robbery plan on a bank in Ijebu Ode and had to call Gelebele who was in possession of the explosives.

He said that they were on their way to meet the leader of the group after alighting from a bus from Delta when an Okada rider suspected them and invited the Police.

The Police also paraded a member of a trans-border robbery syndicate, Atevonou Sesco, who was arrested after successfully snatching a Toyoya Sequoia Jeep with registration number Lagos, EPE 956 DP in Ilase, Idiroko area of the state.

The Police boss explained that efforts to get the owner of the jeep has yielded no result, a situation which gives the impression that the owner might have been killed during the operation.

Nine other suspects were also paraded for various offences ranging from fraud, cultism, armed robbery and murder, while series of exhibits were also recovered.

Delta Police Assure Warri Residents Of Security

delta policeThe Delta State Police Command has assured residents of the state, particularly those living in the oil city of Warri, that the command will not spare any effort in reducing all kinds of criminality to the barest minimum.

The Commissioner of Police, Alkali Baba Usman, said that the command patrol teams are located on the various parts of the highways to ensure that Warri and environs are safe for travelers.

While parading suspects who engaged in robbery, cultism and kidnapping in Warri, the Police Commissioner appealed to residents of Delta State to continue to cooperate with the Police by giving useful and timely information about any criminal activity.

He also used the opportunity to advise parents to monitor the activities of their children and wards, so as to check and curtail possible nefarious activities.

Among those paraded were four robbery and kidnappings suspects and 35 suspected cultists. Also, 11 cartridges and two vehicles were recovered from the suspects.

Some of the suspects paraded denied involvement in cult activities.

Police Nab Eight Robbery, Kidnap Suspects In Delta

Police Nab Eight Robbery/Kidnap Suspect In DeltaThe Delta State Police Command has arrested eight armed robbery and kidnap suspects in recent operations around the state with three of the suspects fatally wounded.

The suspects were arrested for various offences, including robbery, kidnapping, cultism and illegal possession of arms were paraded by officers of the State Command at the force headquarters in Asaba, the Delta State’s capital in south-south Nigeria.

Briefing reporters after the parade on Saturday, the Commissioner of Police, Alkali Usman, reeled out the offences for which the suspects were arrested.

He also noted that the command had made some impressive recoveries and recorded a couple of achievements.

The feats also included the rescue of kidnap victims, recovery of stolen vehicles, weapons and ammunition from the suspected criminals.

Mr Usman maintained that the command was committed to making the state safe for all residents of the state, reiterating that the police had zero tolerance for crime in the state.

However, he called for the people’s support, urging them to give the police useful and timely information about criminals and their hideouts.

Ogun Police Arrests 20 Suspected Cultists

Police dispatchThe Ogun State Police Command has arrested 20 teenagers in Iperu and Sagamu communities located in Ikenne and Sagamu Local Government Areas of the state, during an initiation process into ‘Eye’ confraternity, a secret cult.

The teenagers were paraded by the State Commissioner of Police, Ikemefuna Okoye, at the state police headquarters.

Others paraded included a middle aged trainee Reverend Father, Ndubuisi Ignasius, who allegedly robbed a man of N3.7 million at Agbara area of the state.

Mr Ikemefuna Okoyo assured residents of the state of adequate security of life and property but challenged them to give useful information to the police on hideouts of criminals, in order to reduce crime rates in the state.