Crime

Ogun Police Nab Notorious Aiye Cult Members

Operatives of Ogun State Police Command have arrested three members of the notorious Aiye cult group allegedly terrorizing different parts of Abeokuta. 

The suspects, Jonathan Oshinalu, Kola Bolugbe, and Jimoh Aliu were arrested after the SWAT operatives received an intelligent report that the suspects alongside their cult leader simply known as “Ben” were holding a meeting at Ogun Radio, Mile 2 Area of Lafenwa Abeokuta, with the intention of launching another attack in some parts of the metropolis. 

The Police Public Relations Officer, Mr Abimbola Oyeyemi confirmed the arrest of the suspects in a statement in Abeokuta.

Mr Oyeyemi explained that Ben had escaped with bullet wounds after his deadly group had engaged the SWAT team in a gun battle while three among them were apprehended. 

The command’s spokesman said the hoodlums during the attack destroyed the patrol vehicle of Lafenwa Division before they were subdued by the superior firepower of the police.

He noted that an unregistered Lexus 330 car the suspects used for their operations was also recovered by the SWAT team. 

Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, Mr Lanre Bankole, had directed a massive manhunt for the escaped gang leader and other members of his group. 

Mr Bankole also ordered a discreet investigation into the activities of the arrested hoodlums with the view of arraigning them in court as soon as possible. 

Olusegun Folarin

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