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Police Arrest Five Cultists For Murder

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Ganiyat Ganiyu

Men of the Ogun State Police Command has apprehended five members of a dreaded cult group who unleashed terror in the Ifo Area of the state on Sunday.

The suspects, Afeez Olapade aka Sabiko, 22, Idowu Adebayo 18, Oduwaye Seyi aka owo aje 22, Fatai Olude 22: and Alabi Segun 22 were apprehended following a distress call received by the DPO Ifo division that the cult group were on rampage around Ifo market.

According to a statement from the command, the cult members were attacking people with dangerous weapons and dispossessing innocent people of their valuables.

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“Upon the distress call, the DPO Ifo division, Adeniyi Adekunle mobilised his men and moved to the scene.

“On getting there, they met a 25-year-old man, Sunday in the pool of his own blood as a result of several matchet injury on his body.

“The victim was taken to the general hospital where he was confirmed dead.

“Also injured is one Muhammed a trailer driver while one Olalekan Alade was also dispossessed of his phone by the hoodlums.

The statement added that the policemen chased and arrested the five suspects within the area.

“Five other different phones snatched from different people were recovered from them.”

The state Commissioner of Police, Edward Awolowo Ajogun had ordered the transfer of the suspects to state criminal investigation and intelligence department for discreet investigation.

He also directed that the fleeing members of gang must be hunted for and brought to book within the shortest possible time.

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