Clash of cultists: Ogun police arrest suspected members

Operatives of the Ogun State Police Command have again shown resilience against the reign of cultists in the state with their weekend arrest of a gang of suspected members in Sagamu.

Police Public Relations Officer of the command, Omolola Odutola, a Superintendent of Police, confirmed that a patrol team led by the Divisional Police Officer of Sagamu Divisional Headquarters effected the arrest yesterday.

Odutola stated, “An intelligence was intercepted by the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) from a concerned citizen with a private identity. According to the information provided, a group of unknown men suspected to be cultists, approximately six in number, had gone to the Agbowa area to foment trouble causing rival cult group clash.”

The PPRO added, “On arrival, they discovered three unidentified young men lying lifeless in a pool of blood, with gunshot wounds to their heads. The victims were immediately rushed to Olabisi Onabanjo Teaching Hospital in Sagamu, where a doctor certified them dead. Their bodies were subsequently taken to the morgue.

“Cordoning off the scene of crime, eight expended cartridges, one live cartridge, and one Samsung phone was recovered from the scene of the crime. In connection with the cult clash, three individuals have been arrested as follows. One Oluwatosin Adeniro (25 years old), Adebayo Oluwasun (35 years old), and Segun Ademola (38 years old).”

She further affirmed, “there is visibility of policemen as directed by the Commissioner of Police, CP Alamutu Abiodun who himself was physically present in Sagamu through the weekend to ensure the safety of all persons in and out of Sagamu as well as to instill confidence among the residents of Sagamu.”

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The command advised residents to go about their daily routines without any fear as the “CP is determined to bring the perpetrators of this heinous crime to justice, and anyone found responsible will be prosecuted accordingly.”

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