The Ogun State Police Command has arrested eight suspected cult members of the dreaded cult group known as Black Axe (Aiye) during a procession in hounour of their departed colleague.
Penpushing reports that, the Command Public Relations Officer Abimbola Oyeyemi, who made this known on Sunday said the cultists were arrested following a report lodged at Ogijo police station where a 16 year old boy Onome Iduru was rushed to after been shot in the stomach by the cultists who are in procession in honour of their departed colleague.
The police spokesman said the cultists after shooting the victim dispossessed him of phone and also went ahead to unleash terror in the community, but nemesis later caught up with them, adding that the suspects are in custody as at the time of filing this report.
“Upon the report, the DPO Ogijo division CSP Muhammed Suleiman Baba led his men to the scene where eight members of the violent group namely: Olatunji Opeyemi m’ 26, Ayuba Oduola m’ 25, Sobowale Abiodun m’ 28, Sobowale Sunday m’ 25, Adelowo Olalekan m’ 32, Kareem Lanre m’ 21, Emmanuel Adebisi m’ 21 and Tobiloba Wasiu m’ 20 yrs were arrested after serious encounter with the policemen.
The police spokesman said a banner designed with the group insignia to announce the death of their member was recovered from them while the injured victim was taken to Oladayo hospital for medical attention.
Penpushing also reports that, he added that the commissioner of police Edward Awolowo Ajogun has ordered the transfer of the suspects to state criminal investigation and intelligence department for further investigation.
The police boss therefore warned that any group or individual who engaged in any activity capable of undermining the peace of the state will be dealt with in a very decisive manner, and appealed to parents to warm their wards not to be part of any unlawful society as the results may be catastrophic.