Abeokuta – The Police said in Abeokuta on Wednesday that they have arrested 10 suspected cultists during a raid of criminals’ hideouts in Papalanto and Ewekoro areas of the state.
The spokesman for the command, Mr Muyiwa Adejobi, told newsmen that the Special Anti- Robbery Squad (SARS) made the arrests during the Christmas.
According to him, the suspects are believed to be members of the Eiye Confraternity.
Adejobi said items recovered from the suspects included three daggers, two locally made double-barrelled guns, regalia of Eiye Confraternity and some charms.
“The suspects are currently assisting the police in their investigations.[pro_ad_display_adzone id=”70560″]
“The police will widen the scope of their investigation to find out if the gang is linked with any previous robbery or criminal acts in any part of the state.
“I want to assure the public that the fleeing members of the gang will soon be apprehended, while all hands are on deck to provide adequate security for all and sundry,” he said.
Adejobi said the Police Commissioner, Mr Abdulmajid Ali, had directed all police formations in the state particularly SARS, to embark on constant raid of black spots to check crimes.(NAN)