Ogun police stop cultists initiation ceremony, arrest 3 suspects

Wednesday, May 29, 2024 -
 The Ogun State Police Command has arrested three suspected Eiye cult members and rescued one victim during an initiation ceremony at the Malaka Quarters, at Owode Egba, in the Obafemi-Owode Local Government Area of the state. 

The suspects, Olayiwola Akinsanya, Keji Sodipo, and Oluwaseyi Olabamiji, were arrested after a report was made to the police. 

A police source said on Tuesday, May 28, that a victim, Joshua Obiladem, who was about to be initiated that night, was rescued.

A knife and charms were recovered from the cultists after their arrest and the exhibits have been taken into evidence while the suspects are in police custody.

The Ogun state police command spokesperson, Omolola Odutola, confirmed the incident and said an investigation had begun and the remaining members of the cult group would be brought to book.

Odutola said: “On May 26, 2024, at about 17:00 hours, information received by the members of the public was that Malaka Quarters of Owode Egba Township was where some Eiye cult members wanted to initiate some of their new members. 

“A team of detectives led by the Owode Egba Divisional Police Officer swung into action where one of the victims identified as Joshua Obiladem was rescued and the following suspects were arrested, Olayiwola Akinsanya ‘M’, aged 34; Keji Sodipo, ‘M’, aged 25; Oluwaseyi Olabamiji, ‘M’, aged 20, and the following exhibits were rescued from them, one knife and charms.

“The suspects are under interrogation, while effort is in progress to arrest other suspects at large."

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