Police arrested three suspected cultists in Ogun 

PLACE YOUR ADVERT HERE

Police arrested three suspected cultists on Monday, after they reportedly engaged men of the Ogun command in a gunfight around Lafenwa in Abeokuta.

The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Abimbola Oyeyemi, disclosed in a statement on Tuesday, that the cultists were said to be members of the notorious Aiye cult group that had been disturbing people in the State.

The statement read partly, “the suspects, Jonathan Oshinalu, Kola Bolugbe, and Jimoh Aliu a.k.a Alaayan were arrested following an intelligence report received by the SWAT officials on a notorious cult leader simply known as “Ben.

“He had been involved in several cult clashes leading to the killing of no fewer than five persons.

“The cult leader was holding a nocturnal meeting with his group at Ogun radio, Mile 2 area of Lafenwa, Abeokuta, for the purpose of launching another attack in some parts of the metropolis.

“Upon the report, the SWAT team, in conjunction with men of Lafenwa and Ilupeju divisions moved to the area. But on sighting the policemen, Ben and his deadly group engaged them in a gun battle which lasted for about 30 minutes.

“At the end of the encounter, the said Ben escaped with bullet wounds while three among them were apprehended.

“The hoodlums, during the attack, destroyed the patrol vehicle of Lafenwa division before they were subdued by the superior firepower of the police. An unregistered Lexus 330 car they used for their operations was also recovered by the SWAT team,” Oyeyemi said.

PLACE YOUR ADVERT HERE
Queen Ferry
Queen Ferry
Chinyere Treasure Ikechukwu also known as Queen Ferry, is a Nigerian business Executive, social media savvy Journalist and Content Editor with over seven years experience. She serves as the Vice-Chairman of Naijatraffic Limited. If Treasure is not researching/blogging, she will be making delicious delicacy.

Popular Related

Family announces burial programme for Justice Gbolagunte

The family of a late Judge of the Oyo State High Court, Justice Adegboye Ayinla Gbolagunte, has released the programme for his funeral.Justice Gbolagunte...

Sirika spends second night in EFCC custody over N8bn probe

Following an ongoing N8,069,176,864.00 money laundering probe, Hadi Sirika, the former Minister of Aviation, has spent another night in Economic and Financial Crimes Commission...

FG begins disbursement of N200bn palliative loans

As part of the Federal Governments commitment to the Renewed Hope Agenda of President Tinubu, the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment says it...

Govt announces 90-day traffic diversion on Lagos bridge

The Lagos State Government says traffic will be diverted at the Odo Iya Alaro Bridge, which will commence on Monday, 22nd of July, 2024.The...

Tinubu reforms agenda increased Nigerian’s hardship – Catholic bishops 

The Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria stated that the Federal Government reform agenda has drastically increased the hardship Nigerian’s are facing.The bishop said the...

LASTMA sacks five officials for corruption, two others reprimanded 

The Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) has sacked five officials for corruption while two others were reprimanded by the Personnel Management Board of...

Ogun workers threaten strike over N40bn pension

The organised labour unions in Ogun State on Tuesday, threatened to embark on industrial action over failure of the government to remit over N40bn...

ABUTH resident doctors begin five-day warning strike

The National Association of Resident Doctors, Ahmadu Bello University Teachin Hospital (ABUTH) branch has commenced a five-day warning strike over owed salaries.Dr. Ashiru Mikail,...

Imuse must prove allegations against me, says ex-INEC commissioner

Mike Igini, the Akwa Ibom State, resident electoral commissioner, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has vowed to make David Imuse, the Edo State chairman...

Sanwo-Olu appoints KWAM1’s daughter as SSA

Basirat Damilola Marshall, daughter of Fuji maestro, King Wasiu Ayinde Marshall, a.k.a KWAM1, have been appointed by the Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu,...