Ogun police arrest cultists mourning dead member

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The Command, on Sunday, said had arrested no fewer than eight members of a dreaded cult known as the Black Axe Confraternity, while one of their members, who died recently.

The Police Public Relations Officer the state, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, said this a statement on Sunday.

Oyeyemi explained the allegedly shot a 16-year- boy, Onome Iduru, during the procession honour of their departed member.

According to the PPRO, the arrested are Olatunji Opeyemi, 26; Ayuba Oduola, 25; Sobowale Abiodun, 28; Sobowale Sunday, 25; Adelowo Olalekan, 32; Kareem Lanre, 21; Emmanuel Adebisi, 21; and Tobiloba Wasiu, 20.

Oyeyemi added after shooting the victim, the also dispossessed him of his and unleash terror on the community.

He stated, “The were arrested following a report lodged at the Ogijo Police Station, where the 16-year- boy was rushed to after he was shot the stomach by the , who were in a procession in honour of their departed member.

“The cultists, after shooting the victim, dispossessed him of his and unleashed terror on the community.

“Upon the report, the DPO Ogijo Division, CSP Muhammed Suleiman, led his men to the scene, where eight members of the violent group were arrested after serious encounter with the policemen.

“A banner designed with the group’s insignia to announce the death of their member was recovered from them, while the injured victim was taken to the Oladayo Hospital for medical attention.”


Oyeyemi said the , Edward Ajogun, had ordered the transfer of the to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for investigation.

The PPRO added, “The commissioner, therefore, warns any group or individual, who engage in any activity capable of undermining the peace of the state will be dealt with in a very decisive manner.

“He appealed to parents to warn their children to belong to any unlawful society as the results may be catastrophic.”,,