Arrested At Last: Five Most Wanted Cultist, Armed Robbery Suspects In Ijebu Ode - DE-REPORTORIAL


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Sunday, February 27, 2022

Arrested At Last: Five Most Wanted Cultist, Armed Robbery Suspects In Ijebu Ode

The Ogun state police command on the 22nd of February 2022 arrested five dreaded cultists who have been on the wanted list of the command in their hideout along with Molipa road Ijebu-Ode while planning another violent attack. 

The suspects, Segun Olabiyi aka Koleje, Musa Atanda aka Musa sars, Olorunjuedalo Adewale, Olamide Odewole, and Peter Anuoluwapo Akinyemi were arrested following information received by policemen attached to Obalende divisional headquarters iIebu ode, that the hoodlums who are members of Aiye confraternity were gathering in groups at the back of De prime hotel in preparation for a deadly attack. 

Upon the information, the DPO Obalende division SP Salami Murphy mobilized his men and headed to the scene. 

On sighting the policemen, the hoodlums engaged them in gun battle but they were subdued by the superior firepower of the policemen, which eventually led to the arrest of five amongst them while others escaped with bullets injuries. 

Recovered at the scene of the encounter are; one locally made short gun, two live cartridges, and assorted criminal charms. 

Preliminary investigation revealed that the suspects were actively involved in various cult clashes that had claimed much life including that of a serving policeman SGT Akeem Oseni attached to Igbeba division. 

Their trademark according to their confession is to cut off the right hand of their victims after killing them. They also confessed to have involved in some robbery operation in Ijebu ode and its environs and that one of their prominent leaders simply known as PERTH was killed in one of the robbery operations. 

Meanwhile, the commissioner of police, CP Lanre Bankole, who applauded the gallantry and professional performance of his men has directed that the suspects be transferred to the state criminal investigation and intelligence department for discreet investigation. He also charged his officers to take the battle to the doorsteps of all known criminals in the state, in order to make Ogun State a peaceful place for all. 

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