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Police Arrest 2 Suspected Cultists In Southwest Nigeria

Suspected cultists have been apprehended in Ogun State by the Police during a raid on Sunday.

Two suspected cultists were arrested by the Police at Orelope area of Ilogbo-Ota, Ogun State, Southwest Nigeria, while they were unleashing violence in the area.

According to Abimbola Oyeyemi, police spokesperson in Ogun State, the suspected cultists were arrested on Sunday, June 27, 2021. 

Oyeyemi said in a statement on Monday, June 28, that the suspects, Jamiu Okanlawon, 20, and Oluwaseun Owoeye, 30, alongside other cult members engaged a rival cult group in a supremacy battle on Sunday before they were arrested. 

“The suspects were arrested, following a distress call received by the DPO Onipanu Division, CSP Bamidele Job, that the cultists were on site, thereby making life difficult for innocent members of the public,”  he  said.

“Upon the distress call, the DPO mobilised his men, in collaboration with local vigilante and stormed the scene.” 

“On sighting the policemen, the hoodlums, who had already inflicted injuries on one Modinat Lawal, 45, and Ope Saheed, escaped, but two amongst the cultists were apprehended, while others escaped.” 

The police spokesperson said ammunition such as one locally fabricated single barrel pistol, three live cartridges, one dagger casing, and assorted charms were recovered from the suspects.

He added that the injured persons were taken to the hospital by the police for urgent medical treatment.

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