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Police Arrest Five cultists for killing 25 year old man

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By Aremu Sosanya

The Ogun state command of Nigerian Police said it has apprehended five members of a dreaded cult group who unleashed terror on the people of ifo town in the early hour of Sunday.


In a statement issued and signed by the command spokesperson, Abimbola Oyeyemi said the suspects Afeez Olapade aka Sabiko, 22, Idowu Adebayo 18, Oduwaye Seyi aka owo aje 22, Fatai Olude 22: and Alabi Segun 22 were apprehended following a distress call received by the DPO ifo division that the cult group are on rampage around ifo market attacking people with dangerous weapons and dispossessing innocent people of their valuables.


"Upon the distress call, the DPO ifo division CSP Adeniyi Adekunle quickly mobilised his men and moved to the scene.

"On getting there, they met a 25 year old man who was later identified simply as Sunday in the pool of his own blood as a result of several matchet injury on his body. 

"The policemen chased and got the five suspects arrested within the area.

Oyeyemi added that the  victim was taken to the general hospital where he was confirmed dead.


Also injured is one Muhammed a trailer driver while one Olalekan Alade was also dispossessed of his phone by the hoodlums, while five other different phones snatched from different people were recovered from them.

The Police spokesperson said the commissioner of police CP Edward Awolowo Ajogun has ordered the transfer of the suspects to state criminal investigation and intelligence department for discreet investigation.

He also directed that the fleeing members of gang must be hunted for and brought to book within the shortest possible time.


"The CP therefore warned that those who think that police has abandoned their duty as a result of recent protest should better have a rethink as the command is determined more than ever before to wage war against crime and criminality anywhere in the state".