In its avowed commitment to rid Ogun State of cultism the Ogun State Police
Command has arrested four members of the dreaded Eiye confraternity in Iwesi area of Ijebu-Ode while planning to carry out a reprisal attack in the area.
Daily Independent gathered that the arrest of the suspects on June 8, was as a result of information received by the Command that the Eiye cult group were holding meeting at a hideout at Iwesi area of Ijebu- Ode in a bid to carry out a deadly attack in the area.
Abimbola Oyeyemi, DSP, the Police Public Relations Officer, Ogun State Command said on receiving the information, Bashir Makama, the Commissioner of Police, CP, gave a marching order to the officer in-charge Special anti-robbery squad CSP Tijani Mohammed to move to the area in order to nip in the bud the planned attack.
“In compliance with the CP’s directive, a team of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) stormed the hideout where four members of the group namely: Tunde Olabinjo,22, Raheem Ibrahim,28, Tawaq Azeez, 31, and Bisoye Ajayi, were apprehended.
“Recovered from them are: One cut to size single barrel gun, one locally made pistol and one battle axe. The arrested suspects have all confessed being members of the deadly Eiye cult group and that they were planning to launch an attack on a rival cult group within Ijebu- Ode before they were arrested.’ Oyeyemi revealed.
Meanwhile, he said the Commissioner of Police has ordered a manhunt for the rest members of the group with the view to bring them to justice.