Police Recover Corpse From Suspected Cultists In Ogun - THE ENCOUNTER NEWS


Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Police Recover Corpse From Suspected Cultists In Ogun

The suspects

Michael-Azeez Ogunsiji

ABEOKUTA - Men of Ogun State Police Command on Monday arrested five suspected members of a dreaded cult group with a dead body of a young man suspected to be a cultist too.

The suspects; Babatunde Shittu, 25, Ayobami Morenikeji 15, Fidelis John 23, Abdullah Adegbenro 17 and Oyeyemi Bakare 20 were arrested following a distress call received at Sango area Command headquarters that a group of boys were seen with a male corpse in a tricycle heading towards Ota with all of them holding dangerous weapons like cutlasses, cudgels and sticks.

The Police PRO in the state,  DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi in disclosed this in a press release in Abeokuta on Tuesday.

Oyeyemi said upon the distress call by residents of the community, the area Commander Sango Ota,  ACP Monday Agbonnika quickly mobilised patrol team to the area where the hoodlums were met on rampage destroying people's property and stealing from innocent members of the public along Ilo awela road.

The police team engaged and subdued them, and five amongst them were subsequently arrested.

The PPRO further explained that,  on interogation, they informed the police that they went to party at mushin in Lagos and on their way coming, fight ensued amongst them and in the process, one of them was overran by a fast moving vehicle and he died on the spot. 

They stated further that they were taking the corpse to the families of their attackers namely; Omo ekun, Lampard and Anko purposely for revenge mission.

The hoodlums before the arrival of the police have damaged one Highlander jeep with registration number KJA 275GD belonging to one Emmanuel Adekoya, they have also snatched an infinix phone from one Falola Olushola and a cash sum of 50,000 from Emmanuel Agbaje.

The corpse have been recovered from them and deposited at Ifo general hospital mortuary for autopsy.

Meanwhile, the commissioner of Police,  CP Edward Awolowo Ajogun has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspects to state criminal investigation and intelligence department for further investigation. 

He also appealed to parents to warn their children from partaking in any act capable of undermining the peace of the state as such act will be met with strict resistance.

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