Three Suspected Cultists Arrested For Rape, Forceful Initiation Of Teenage Girl

A file photo of police operatives.

 

Police have arrested three members of Eiye confraternity for forcefully initiating a young girl into their cult group.

The spokesman for the Ogun State Police Command, Abimbola Oyeyemi, confirmed the arrest of the suspects in a statement on Sunday.

He explained that the trio of Daniel Njoku a.k.a Agege, Damilare Ogundiran, and Adebayo Olamilekan, who were arrested last Thursday initiated the victim into the group and then gang-raped her.

Their arrest, Oyeyemi stated, following a report lodged at the Ajuwon Divisional Police Headquarters by the mother of the victim.

“She sent her 15-year-old daughter on an errand at Akute Odo area but (she) was waylaid on the road by Daniel Njoku, who forcefully took her to his gang at their hideout where the young girl was gang-raped, beaten, and forcefully initiated into Eiye cult group,” he stated.

“The complainant further explained that her daughter was threatened by the suspects that she would be killed if she dares to inform anybody about the incident. Upon the report, the DPO Ajuwon Division, SP Andrew Akinseye, detailed his detectives to go after the hoodlums.”

According to the command’s spokesman, the team, acting on credible intelligence located the hideout of the group in the Akute Odo area, stormed the place, and succeeded in arresting three members of the gang.

“The suspects have confessed to committing the crime,” he added. “They informed the police that they were desperately looking for more members to join their group, especially female members and that was what prompted them to do what they did.”

The Commissioner of Police in Ogun, Lanre Bankole, who condemned the incident ordered the immediate transfer of the suspects to the Anti-Cultism Section of the State Criminal Investigation Department for discreet investigation.

Police Arrest Six Most Wanted Suspected Cultists In Ogun

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Operatives of the Ogun State Police Command have arrested six members of a notorious cult group in the state.

The Police Public Relations Officer in Ogun, Abimbola Oyeyemi, disclosed this in a statement on Sunday in Abeokuta, the state capital.

He explained that the suspects have been on the wanted list of the command for their alleged roles in various cult clashes in Sagamu and its environs which led to the death of no fewer than four persons.

Two of the suspects arrested by the police.

 

“The suspects, Rafiu Osokoya, a.k.a Osama; Azeez Abiola a.k.a Scofield; Ogunsanwo Waheed a.k.a 50 Cent, Toheeb Ayodele a.k.a Emir; Kolawole Adegbenro, and Azeez Taiwo, were arrested following an information received by the Chief Superintendent of Police, Shobiyi Oluwatoshin, led Anti-Cultists Unit that the hoodlums were holding a nocturnal meeting along Ayepe/Odogbolu area on how to unleash another round of terror in Sagamu area of the state,” the command’s spokesman said.

Following the information, he said the police team moved to the area where the suspects were rounded up while some of them escaped.

According to Oyeyemi, the suspects during interrogation confessed to belonging to the dreaded Eiye cult group who have been unleashing terror in Sagamu since the beginning of the year.

The other suspects arrested by the police.

 

“They confessed to the killing of one Animasaun in Sagamu and another person simply identified as Ekwe, also in the Sabo area of Sagamu,” the statement said.

“They further confessed that their group was responsible for the death of one Adigun and Elewure, both of whom were killed at Isote area of Sagamu early this year during one of their nefarious operations.”

In his reaction, the Commissioner of Police in Ogun, Lanre Bankole, ordered a massive manhunt for the remaining members of the gang.

He also directed that the arrested suspects be arraigned in court as soon as possible.

Police Arrest 51 Suspected Cultists Celebrating Anniversary, Initiation In Delta

 

The Delta State Police Command have arrested 51 suspected cult members belonging to the Eiye confraternity.

They were apprehended while carrying out an initiation of new members and also celebrating their anniversary within the premises of a hotel in Ogwashi-Uku Aniocha South Local Government Area of the state.


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Parading the suspects at the premises of the anti-cultism unit of the force in Asaba, the state police public relations office, Bright Edafe said the suspected cult members were rounded up by operatives of the command’s Buffalo Patrol Team.

Following a tip-off, the operatives stormed the initiation venue, the suspects on sighting the police took to their heels, while some of them shot at the police.

Those who fled were given a chase by the team and the suspected cultists were arrested with two cut-to-size locally made guns, one expended cartridge and the Eiye confraternity regalia.

The police spokesperson said further investigations have commenced, adding that with those found wanting upon completion of investigation will be charged to court.

Six Suspected Cultists Arrested For Stirring Up Mayhem In Abeokuta

 

The Ogun State Police Command says its men have arrested six suspected members of the dreaded cult groups, Eiye and Aiye, while engaging in a supremacy battle within the Ijaye area of Abeokuta, the state capital.

According to a press statement by the police spokesperson, Abimbola Oyeyemi, the suspects; Kazeem Ogundairo, Nasiru Idris, Ayo Joshua, Damilare Shogbamu, Bisiriyu Ibrahim Owoyele and Labulo Jamiu, were arrested following a distress call from residents of Ijaye, suggesting that the cultists were rioting within the area.

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“Upon receiving the distress call, the Commissioner of Police, CP Lanre Bankole, directed the special squad led by ACP Bolanle Muritala to move to the scene and bring the situation under control,” the statement partly read.

On sighting the policemen, some of the hoodlums ran in  different directions, while some engaged the policemen with dangerous weapons.

At the end of the encounter, the squad succeeded in arresting six hoodlums, while others escaped.

The police spokesperson further stated that CP Lanre Bankole has ordered a continuous operation to clamp down on all known cultists within the state, noting that an end must come to their nefarious activities.

Police Arrest Four Suspected Cultists During Night Meeting In Ogun

The suspected cultists arrested by police operatives in Ogun State. Credit: Ogun State Police Command.

 

Four suspected cultists have been arrested in Ogun State during a night meeting at a hideout behind Eleja Primary school, Igbo-Ewe area of Ilaro, police authorities said on Monday.

In a statement on Monday, the Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said the suspects are members of the Aiye cult group said to have killed one Segun Onifade on April 20.

Prior to their arrest, they have been on the wanted list of the Ogun State Police Command. They were nabbed following information received by policemen at Ilaro divisional headquarters that they were holding a secret meeting.

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“Upon the information, the DPO Ilaro Division, CSP Olayemi Jacob mobilized his men and moved to the scene where four of the suspects namely; Samson Jacob a.k.a Cybog, Iyanu Kazeem Akande a.k.a Omo Iyami, Adebayo Adeoluwa a.k.a Dudu and Yusuf Adelakun were arrested,” the police spokesman said.

Items recovered from them include two cut-to-size locally made pistols, four live cartridges, one battle axe, five different handsets, assorted charms, weeds suspected to be Indian hemp and one unregistered red Bajaj motorcycle.

On his part, the Commissioner of Police in the state, Lanre Bankole, ordered the immediate transfer of the suspects to the Anti-Cultists Unit of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for discreet investigation.

The police boss also directed that the war against cultism and other violent crime must be sustained so as to make the state a peaceful place for all to live.

Police Arrest Two Suspected Cultists In Supremacy Fight, Recover Charms

The suspected cultists arrested by police operatives in Ogun State on April 24, 2022. Credit: Ogun Police Command.

 

Two suspected cultists have been arrested in Ogun State, police authorities said on Sunday.

The suspects were nabbed in the early hours of the day following a distress call that members of the Aiye cult group were in a supremacy battle with another rival cult group at Elega/Iberekodo axis of Abeokuta metropolis.

In a statement, the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Abimbola Oyeyemi, identified the suspects as Habeeb Muideen and one Ibrahim.

After receiving the distress call, the police spokesman said SWAT Commander, Kalejaye Olanrewaju quickly led his men to the scene.

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“On sighting the policemen, the cultists ran to a different direction but were hotly chased and Habeeb Muideen was arrested at Iberekodo while Ibrahim was apprehended at Ajitadun area of the metropolis,” the police spokesman said.

“The two suspects are currently undergoing interrogation at SWAT office to determine their roles in the clash which left one Eiye member dead. Recovered from the arrested suspects are battle axes and charms.”

He explained that the State Police Command has apprehended no fewer than 37 members of various cult groups in a clampdown on cultists in the state within the last one month.

This is even as the Commissioner of Police, Lanre Bankole, has ordered a comprehensive manhunt for the fleeing members of the groups.

Suspected Cultists Kill 20 At Anambra Funeral, Desecrate Corpse

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At least 20 persons have been killed when suspected cultists invaded a burial in Ebenebe, Awka North Local Government Area of Anambra State on Saturday. They also desecrated the corpse of a suspected member, identified as Ozo, that had been prepared for burial.

In a statement, the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Ikenga Tochukwu, said the Commissioner of Police, Echeng Echeng, has dispatched officers to the area. The police said it was a case of rival cultists, noting that they were not informed about the burial.

“On-the-spot assessment indicates that not less than five suspected cultists were killed in cold blood. Some of the corpses had been removed by their relations.

“The commissioner of police is miffed at the cold-heartedness of criminal elements in the society who have no regard for the sanctity of life of their fellow citizens,” the police statement read.

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While condemning the incident, the police vowed to track down the perpetrators, insisting that they “will be hunted down until they are brought to justice.

“The commissioner of police implores the good citizens of Anambra State to continue to support the police command with timely information to enable it to provide quality security for all residents and visitors alike.”

Before now, video clips from the scene of the incident had made the rounds on social media. The gunmen upon arrival at the lying in state sacked the mourners and shot sporadically. Many people were seen lying in the pool of their own blood.

One Killed, Three Injured As Police, Suspected Cultists Clash In Ilorin

This photo shows a bonfire on the road leading to the Kwara State Polytechnic following a clash between the police and suspected cultists in Ilorin on January 29, 2022.

 

One person has been killed and three others injured in a duel between police operatives and gunmen suspected to be cultists in Kwara State.

The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Ajayi Okasanmi, confirmed the incident to Channels Television on Saturday in Ilorin.

He explained that the faceoff occurred in the morning at the Oyun area along the Kwara State Polytechnic, Ilorin in the state capital.

Okasanmi added that the police killed one of the suspects and injured two other members of the gang during the clash, but a security operative sustained an injury.

Narrating how the clash occurred, he said a suspect cultist was attacked around the Lajolo area while the police made an attempt to maintain and restore peace.

Thereafter, the security operatives were attacked by the accomplices of the suspect who smashed their patrol van.

Passers-by are asked to raise their hands as they walk past a security checkpoint a clash between the police and suspected cultists in Ilorin on January 29, 2022.

 

The command’s spokesman disclosed that the police arrested two of the suspects with pistols and ammunition while two injured others and the wounded policeman were taken to a hospital for treatment.

He stressed that there was no confrontation between the police and students in the area, but with suspected cultists.

During a visit to the scene, Channels Television gathered that there was pandemonium in the area as a result of the clash which forced residents to flee.

As of 11 am, the road leading to the state-owned polytechnic was deserted with the presence of heavy security personnel stationed to maintain peace and order.

Bonfire littered the road leading to the school while a few residents watched as the security operatives move around.

Police Nab Three Suspected Cultists In Ogun

The three suspected cultists nabbed by police operatives in Ogun State. Credit: Police

 

Three suspected cultists have been arrested at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library in Abeokuta, Ogun State.

The suspects were nabbed while trying to force their way into the venue of an event organised by the graduating students of Moshood Abiola Polytechnic in the state capital.

Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Abimbola Oyeyemi, disclosed this via a statement on Wednesday, identifying the suspected cultists as Abdul Jelili, Oluwatosin Olanrewaju,  and Yussuf Odesanya.

“The security personnel first arrested Abdul Jelili with a locally made pistol loaded with a live cartridge, while trying to force his way into the venue,” the police spokesman said.

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On how the other two suspects were apprehended, Oyeyemi noted that the Divisional Police Officer of Kemta division, Sunday Opebiyi, who was at the scene with his men, sighted the who were moving in a suspicious manner and he ordered that they should be searched as well.

On searching the bag with them, another locally made pistol and five live cartridges were recovered therein.

“On interrogation, the three suspects, who are not students of any institution were unable to give a satisfactory account of their mission in the place and how they come about the guns found with them,” he stated.

Preliminary investigation, however, revealed that they are part of the hoodlums disturbing the peace of Abeokuta in recent time. They were said to be connected with a series of armed robbery and cult-related cases in the town.

The Commissioner of Police, Lanre Bankole, has directed that the suspects be transferred to State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for discreet investigation.

Three Cultists Arrested For Forcefully Initiating Members

A map of Ogun State

 

Three members of a cult group have been arrested in Ogun State for forcing an unwilling person to join their cult group.

The suspects according to a statement signed Saturday by the spokesperson, Ogun State Police Command Abimbola Oyeyemi were arrested on Thursday, July 8, following a report lodged at Igbesa divisional headquarters.

Celestine Oyebuchi reported to the police that he was abducted by the trio of Williams Omoori a.k.a Tension, Edet Godswill, and Emmanuel Dimgba, and taken to an uncompleted building and was tortured and forced to join their confraternity.

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“He stated further that, the suspects after torturing him, gave him blood to drink as a sign of initiation.

“Upon the report, the DPO Igbesa division, SP Abayomi Adeniji, quickly mobilized his men and went after the suspects. They were subsequently apprehended at their hideout within Igbesa community,” the police statement read in part.

Oyeyemi added that the three suspects confessed been members of Supreme Vikens confraternity.

“They confessed further that they were looking for more members to join them which led them to the abduction of the complainant who may not want to join them through persuasion.”

Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, CP Edward Awolowo Ajogun, has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspects to anti-cultist section of the state criminal investigation and intelligence department for discreet investigation.

Nine Suspected Cultists Nabbed During Supremacy Battle In Ogun

The suspects being paraded by the Ogun State Police Command on May 26, 2021. Credit: Police

 

 

Nine suspected cultists have been arrested during what the police say was a supremacy battle in the Ajegunle area of Ibogun, Ogun State.

The clash was between members of the Eiye and Alaro confraternities, according to the Spokesperson of the Ogun State Police Command, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi.

“While the clash was going on, a distress call was made to the Police Divisional Headquarters in Ibogun, and the DPO, CSP Samuel Oladele, quickly led his men to the scene,” a statement by the Oyeyemi read in part.

“On sighting policemen, the cultists, who had already inflicted serious injuries on the chest of one member of Alora group, ran away with their injured colleagues, while police successfully apprehended the nine suspects.”

Those arrested are Sodiq Olabisi, Oluwatosin Andrew, Oladimeji Oyedele, Wasiu Raheem, Oyedokun Lekan, Yusuf Ajetunmobi, Busari Taoreed, Bolaji Raphael and Salami Toheeb.

A cutlass, five knives, two axes, five phone batteries and N4,000 were among items the police said they seized from the suspects.

The Commissioner of Police in the state, Edward Ajogun, has ordered the transfer of the suspects to the Anti-Cultists Section of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for investigation.

He also ordered a manhunt for the fleeing members of the group.

Police Storm Initiation Ground, Arrest Five Suspected Cultists

A photo released by the police on April 25, 2021, shows the suspected cultists arrested in Ekiti State.

 

The Ekiti State Police Command has arrested five suspected cultists who claimed to be students of the Ekiti State University (EKSU).

In a statement on Sunday, the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Sunday Abutu, noted that the arrest was made during an initiation ceremony held in a bush behind the school campus.

He explained that the Police Rapid Response Team acted on a tip-off and burst into the initiation venue to stall the exercise.

Those arrested were Adeyeye Adeyemi (29), Adeyemi Tobi (25), Moyosore Onajobi (22), Dickson Godwin (23), and Olowosaye Martins (21).

“The information was received by the Police Rapid Response Squad (RRS), Ekiti State Command, that some members of the Black Axe (Aiye) secret confraternity were holding an initiation rite inside a bush behind the Ekiti State University (EKSU) Campus, Iworoko-Ekiti,” the statement said.

On sighting the police team, the command’s spokesman said the suspects shot sporadically but later bowed to the superior power of the security operatives, leading to the arrest of five of them while others took to their heels and escaped.

“Upon the receipt of the information, a team of the RRS Operatives, in synergy with the police personnel attached to Iworoko Divisional Police Headquarters swung into action and stormed the bush where the suspected cultists shot sporadically on sighting the police,” the statement added.

Items recovered from the scene included a small-sized locally made pistol, two expended cartridges, a gallon containing liquid drug, weeds suspected to be Indian hemp, and two motorcycles.

In his reaction, the Commissioner of Police in Ekiti, Tunde Mobayo, ordered a thorough investigation of the arrested suspects and asked the security operatives to ensure they apprehend the fleeing suspects.

According to him, the police will not give cult activities a breathing space in the face of other security challenges currently bedevilling the country.

Last week, about eight people were killed and many injured in Ikere Ekiti when two rival cult groups clashed.

Police confirmed the arrest of about 50 suspects in connection with the incident.