Police Arrest 3 Suspected Cultists At Ogun Poly Students’ Graduation Ceremony In Ogun


    By Kolawole Olayinka, Abeokuta

    Three suspected members of a cult group, terrorizing Abeokuta metropolis were on Monday arrested by men of the Ogun State Police Command.

    The men were nabbed.while trying to force their way into the venue of an event organized by graduating students of Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Ojere, Abeokuta.

    DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, Police Public Relations Officer, Ogun State Police Command,  explained that the suspects, Abdul Jelili, Oluwatosin Olanrewaju and Yussuf Odesanya were apprehended while search was conducted on those coming to attend the sign out program at Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library.

    The security personnel first arrested Abdul Jelili with a locally made pistol loaded with a live cartridge, while trying to force his way into the venue.

    The DPO Kemta Division, Sunday Opebiyi who was at the scene with his men then sighted the duo of Oluwatosin Olanrewaju and Yussuf Odesanya, who were moving in a suspicious manner and he ordered that they should be searched as well.

    On searching the bag with them, another locally made pistol and five live cartridges were recovered.

    On interrogation, the three suspects, who are not students of any institution were unable to give satisfactory account of their mission in the place and how they came about the guns found with them.

    Preliminary investigation, however, revealed that they are part of the hoodlums disturbing the peace of Abeokuta in recent time.

    They were said to be connected with series of armed robbery and cult-related cases in the town.

    Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, Lanre Bankole, has directed that the suspects be transferred to State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for discreet investigation.


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