Police Arrest Eight Over Ijebu Igbo Cult Clash


The Ogun State Police Command has arrested eight suspects over a clash between two rival cult gangs in Ijebu Igbo on Wednesday.  The police say the suspects were members of Aiye and Eiye confraternity.

Abimbola Oyeyemi, the state Police Public Relations Officer, said the suspects were arrested while they were planning another attack. He said immediately the report of the clash got to the notice of the state Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Iliyasu, he directed the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad and Anti-Cultist/Kidnapping sections to move in and apprehend the hoodlums.

Oyeyemi said the Officer-in-charge of FSARS, Uba Adam, and his team swung into action and embarked on a thorough investigation leading to the cult members' arrest.

He said, “They stormed the place and got eight of them arrested with various types of dangerous arms and ammunition.

“The suspects are Muyiwa Talabi, Tunde Adeyemi, Korede Pariosho, Dayo Johnson, Segun Saka, Niyi Adeshina, Micheal Oluwaseun and Afolabi Ismail.”

Oyeyemi said through investigation, the police discovered that the duo of Talabi and Adeshina were the ones, who allegedly hacked the victim to death.

He said in reprisal, their co-accomplice, who also played a prominent role in the killing, was traced to his house by the rival gang and killed on Friday.

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