Police Arrest 3 Suspected Cultists At Graduation Event
Three suspected members of a cult group, who have been terrorising Abeokuta metropolis were, on Monday, arrested by men of the Ogun State Police Command.
Their arrest was said to have been effected while trying to force their way into the venue of an event organised by graduating students of Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Ojere, Abeokuta.
The state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, in a release, AZ:5310/OGS/PRO/VOL.7/60/15/12/2021, gave the names of the suspects as Abdul Jelili of Agura Street, Enugada Abeokuta, Oluwatosin Olanrewaju of Saraki Area Adigbe Abeokuta and Yussuf Odesanya of 1, Moses Ajulo Street, Alakuko, Lagos.
The release stated that the suspects were apprehended while search was been conducted on those coming to attend the sign out program at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library.
“The security personnel first arrested Abdul Jelili with a locally made pistol loaded with a live cartridge, while trying to force his way into the venue.
“The DPO, Kemta Division, CSP Sunday Opebiyi, who was at the scene with his men, then sighted the duo of Oluwatosin Olanrewaju and Yussuf Odesanya, who were moving in suspicious manner.
“He ordered that they should be searched as well. On searching the bag with them, another locally made pistol and five live cartridges were recovered there in.
“On interrogation, the three suspects, who are not students of any institution, were unable to give satisfactory account of their mission in the place and how they come about the guns found with them.
“Preliminary investigation however revealed that they are part of the hoodlums disturbing the peace of Abeokuta in recent time. They were said to be connected with series of armed robbery and cult related cases in the town,” the release disclosed.
Meanwhile, the State Commissioner of Police, CP Lanre Bankole, has directed that the suspects be transferred to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for discreet investigation.