It is no retreat, no surrender for Ogun State Police Command in its resolve to get rid of cultists and other criminals across the state.
On May 25, 2022, four members of the dreaded Eiye cult group were caught off-guard at their meeting in preparation for an attack on members of a rival group.
According to Police Public Relations Officer of the command, Abimbola Oyeyemi, a Deputy Superintendent of Police, “the suspects, Oriyomi Bankole a.k.a Ortom, Odedina Sodiq, Shofola Ayodeji and Adelawa Ayo were arrested at different locations in Oke_lantoro and Technical college Leme, following a credible information received by the police that the suspects were meeting in those locations, planning to launch attack after their meeting.”
The PPRO explained that Commissioner of Police, Mr Lanre Bankole, ordered the Chief Superintendent of Police Shobiyi Oluwatoshin-led anti-cultists section to storm the place and dislodge the cultists.
“In compliance with the CP’s order, the team moved to the scene at about 8:30 pm where the four amongst the hoodlums were arrested while others escaped. Recovered from them are; cutlass, battle axes and criminal charms.
“Meanwhile, the CP has assured the good people of Ogun state that the command will not relent in its efforts to rid the state of criminal elements masquerading as cultists. He therefore appealed to the general public to partner with the police in waging war against the criminals by informing the police whenever strange gathering is noticed in their vicinity,”he stated.