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Cult war: Ogun police arrest 22 suspects in two days

Men of the Ogun State Police Command have arrested 22 suspected cultists in different parts of the state.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, disclosed this in a statement on Monday.

Oyeyemi said the suspects confirmed their membership of the Aiye and Eiye confraternities during interrogation.

No fewer than 15 persons have lost their lives during cult clashes in some parts of Abeokuta and Sagamu areas of the state.

Oyeyemi said the command, in a bid to stop the killings, inaugurated a special squad headed by the Assistant Commissioner of Police, Department of Operation, Bolanle Muritala.

The PPRO said the 22 suspects were apprehended when the squad stormed their hideouts at Mayas in Lafenwa, and Oju Ogabra in the Sapon area of Abeokuta.

He said, “Some of the suspects were also apprehended in Sagamu during a similar operation carried out by the squad.

“All the arrested suspects are currently being investigated to ascertain their roles in the cult war that engulfed the state recently which claimed the lives of some cult members.”

Oyeyemi said the Commissioner of Police, Lanre Bankole, urged the squad to take the battle to the doorsteps of all known cultists in the state.

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