Eight members of a dread cult group known as Black Axe aka Aiye have been arrested by men of the Ogun State Police Command while mourning one of their members who died recently.
The cultists were arrested on the 24th of September 2020.
The suspected cultists are Olatunji Opeyemi, 26, Ayuba Oduola, 25, Sobowale Abiodun, 28, Sobowale Sunday, 25, Adelowo Olalekan, 32, Kareem Lanre, 21, Emmanuel Adebisi, 21 and Tobiloba Wasiu, 20 years.
A statement from the Command’s spokesman, Abimbola Oyeyemi on Sunday said they were arrested following a report lodged at Ogijo police station where a 16-year-old boy, Onome Iduru who was shot during the procession was rushed to.
The cultists after shooting the victim dispossessed him of phone and also went ahead to unleash terror in the community.
“Upon the report, the DPO Ogijo division, Muhammed Suleiman Baba led his men to the scene where eight members of the violent group were arrested after serious encounter with the policemen.
“A banner designed with the group insignia to announce the death of their member was recovered from them while the injured victim was taken to Oladayo hospital for medical attention,” the statement added.
The state Commissioner of Police, Edward Awolowo Ajogun had ordered the transfer of the suspects to state criminal investigation and intelligence department for further investigation.
The CP also warned that any group or individual who engaged in any activity capable of undermining the peace of the state would be dealt with in a very decisive manner.