Ogun police arrest two fleeing suspected cultists

No fewer than two more suspected cultists, 36-year-old Taofik Awolaro and 29-year-old Ojetayo Oluwaseyi, believed to have taken part in the recent four-day cult clash in the Sagamu area of Ogun State have been arrested by men of the state police command.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Omolola Odutola, disclosed this in an interview with PUNCH Metro on Friday.

Odutola said Awolaro and Oluwaseyi were arrested after the police received intelligence about their location in the Ilishan Remo area of the state.

 “Some suspected cultists that fled from Sagamu during the cult clashes were arrested by the SWAT team led by ASP Ajayi Yusuf in Ilishan on October 4, 2023. The two suspects have confessed to being members of the proscribed Eiye Confraternity,” she said.

A recent clash between the Aye and Eye Confraternities in the community led to the death of eight people.

Subsequently, 19 suspects believed to be members of different cult groups, including a member of the Ogun State House of Assembly, Damilare Bello, and six others, had been arrested in separate operations by the state police and the Department of State Security Services.

Meanwhile, Odutola told PUNCH Metro that efforts were ongoing to arrest other members of the group who fled the scene during the operation.

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