How Police Arrested 7 Suspected Cultists & Recovered Firearms In Sagamu
Posted on September 20, 2023
Police operatives from the Ogun State Police Command in Sagamu on 17th September, 2023, conducted a successful raid led by ACP Shehu Alao in collaborations with the VGN (Vigilante Group of Nigeria). The operation was carried out in response to a report of a clash between two rival cult groups, namely Aiye and Eiye, resulting in the death of four individuals at Ewu Iya Sunday in Sakura.
Upon receiving the information, the Area Commander swiftly mobilized more personnel to the scene in order to prevent the clash from escalating and to apprehend the cultists involved. As a result, seven suspected cultists were arrested, and further investigations led to the recovery of a firearm, three live cartridges, and a criminal charm.
SP Omolola Odutola, Police Public Relations Officer, Ogun State Police Command, disclosed that the individuals apprehended were Asaiye Omolaja, Azeez Nofiu, Matthew Adewale, and Bolaji Ogunkemaya.
“It is worth noting that Bolaji Ogunkemaya was found with the four deceased persons in the same room where the killings occurred. One individual, Wasiu, managed to escape before the authorities arrived.”
“During the raid, Bolaji Ogunkemaya provided critical information, stating that their leader, known as Azubuike aka Better, had been arrested by the Area Commander a fortnight ago. This information underscores the commitment of the Police to dismantle these criminal networks.”
To address the alarming rise in cult-related violence, the Commissioner of Police, CP Alamutu Abiodun Mustapha, has personally visited Sagamu in the morning of September 18th to assess the situation firsthand and profile all the suspects apprehended.
The Police boss sternly warned all cultists in Ogun State that their activities will no longer be tolerated. He has declared a zero-tolerance policy towards senseless killings and vowed that none of these cultists will go unpunished.