The Ogun State Police Command has apprehended five members of a dreaded cult group who allegedly unleashed terror on the people of Ifo town,Ifo local government in the early hour of Sunday.
Penpushing reports that, the Command Public Relations Officer Abimbola Oyeyemi said the suspects were arrested were arrested following a distress call received by DPO Ifo division that the cult group are on rampage around Ifo market attacking people with dangerous weapons and dispossessing innocent people of their valuables.
The police spokesman gave names of the suspects as include: Afeez Olapade aka Sabiko,(22), Idowu Adebayo(18), Oduwaye Seyi aka Owo Aje(22), Fatai Olude (22) and Alabi Segun (22)
“Upon the distress call, the DPO ifo division CSP Adeniyi Adekunle quickly mobilised his men and moved to the scene. On getting there, they met a 25 year old man who was later identified simply as Sunday in the pool of his own blood as a result of several matchet injuries on his body”.
Penpushing further reports that, Oyeyemi said the policemen chased and got the five suspects arrested within the area, adding that the victim was taken to the general hospital where he was confirmed dead.
“Also injured is one Muhammed a trailer driver while one Olalekan Alade was also dispossessed of his phone by the hoodlums, while five other different phones snatched from different people were recovered from them”, he said
The commissioner of police Edward Ajogun has ordered the transfer of the suspects to state criminal investigation and intelligence department for discreet investigation, and also directed that the fleeing members of gang must be hunted for and brought to book within the shortest possible time.
Penpushing also reports that, Ajogun therefore warned that those who think that police has abandoned their duty as a result of recent protest should better have a rethink as the command is determined more than ever before to wage war against crime and criminality anywhere in the state .