Police raid suspected robbers, cultists

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Abiodun Onafuye/Abeokuta
Suspected teenage cult members arrested by the police in Ogun State
Scores of suspected robbers and cultists were arrested in various black spots across Ogun State on New Year’s eve by the police.
According to a statement from the State Police Command Headquarters, Eleweran, Abeokuta, signed by the State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, operatives attached to Ota Division of the Command arrested over 20 members of a cult group that have been unleashing terror on residents of Araromi area of Ota.
The suspects were arrested on the eve of the New Year, 31 December, 2015 at about 11pm..
The leaders of the gang are Asari Samson,17,and Ola Samuel,17.
Weapons such as axes, rods and dummy guns were in their possession when police operatives swooped on them during one of their operations and they were arrested while other members took to their heels.
Another set of cultists were arrested, also in Ota, four months after they initiated a young boy into the group.
According to the statement, the young boy was initiated in a bush at Destiny Estate, Ota in Ado-Odo/ Ota Local Government Area of Ogun state, last August around 9pm.
The suspects were arrested on New Year day, Friday, 1 January 2016, when the father of the initiated young boy sighted them and immediately reported to the Divisional Police Officer, DPO, Ota Police Division, who swung into action and arrested four of the cult members.
Those arrested include: Ismail Yusuf, 19, Oyeleye Ibrahim, 26, Dayo Ayo, 14 and Adeleke Segun, 18, while other members are now at large.
Adejobi said: “The suspects have all confessed to the crimes and we have credible evidence to prosecute them.
“While planning for a hitch free yuletide season in Ogun, the Command pounced on criminals and cultists in the state and sniffed them out of their hideouts, through …Read More

Source:: PM Newspaper