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Ogun: Police Apprehend 7, as CP Mustapha Enforces Zero-Tolerance Policy Against Senseless Killings

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No fewer than 7 suspects have so far been apprehended by the operatives of Ogun state command of Nigeria Police, following a clash between two rival cult groups, Aiye and Eiye, which led to the death of four individuals at Ewu Iya Sunday in Sakura.

SP Omolola Odutola, Police Public Relations Officer, Ogun state Command made the disclosure in a statement issued, Tuesday.

She said on September 17th, 2023, the Ogun State Police Command in Sagamu conducted a successful raid led by ACP Shehu Alao in collaborations with the VGN (Vigilante Group of Nigeria), explaining that the operation was carried out in response to a report of a clash.

She pointed out that upon receipt of the information, the Area Commander swiftly mobilized more personnel to the scene in order to prevent the clash from escalating and to apprehend the cultists involved.

She further explained that, “As a result, seven suspected cultists were arrested, and further investigations led to the recovery of a firearm, three live cartridges, and a criminal charm.

“The individuals apprehended were Asaiye Omolaja, Azeez Nofiu, Mathew Adewale, and Bolaji Ogunkemaya.

“It is worth noting that Bolaji Ogunkemaya was found with the four deceased persons in the same room where the alleged killings occurred.” She maintained

She added that one individual, Wasiu, managed to escape before the authorities arrived.

SP Omolola further maintained that during the raid, Bolaji Ogunkemaya provided critical information, stating that their leader, known as Azubuike aka BETTER, had been arrested by the Area Commander a fortnight ago.

“This information underscores the commitment of the police to dismantle these criminal networks.

The PPRO added that to address the alarming rise in cult-related violence, the Commissioner of Police, CP Alamutu Abiodun Mustapha, personally visited Sagamu on the morning of September 18th to assess the situation firsthand and profile all the suspects apprehended.

She noted that CP Mustapha sternly warned all cultists in Ogun State that their activities will no longer be tolerated.

He has declared a zero-tolerance policy towards senseless killings and vows that none of these cultists will go unpunished.



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