In its bid to curtail cultism in Ogun State and her environment, men of Ogun State Police Command have intercepted five suspected members of a dreaded cult group who were on a revenge mission to the state from Mushin, Lagos State, Vanguard Newspaper reports.
Also, the Police recovered the body of a young man from the suspects.
Although circumstances leading to the death of the young man could not be ascertained, Spokesperson of the Command, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi said investigations were ongoing at press time.
The suspects; Babatunde Shittu, 25, Ayobami Morenikeji 15, Fidelis John 23, Abdullah Adegbenro 17, and Oyeyemi Bakare 20, were arrested following a distress call to Sango Area Command Headquarters that a group of boys were seen with a male corpse in a tricycle heading towards Ota.
Also, the suspects were said to be holding dangerous weapons like cutlasses, cudgels and sticks.
Upon the distress call, the Area Commander Sango-Ota ACP Monday Agbonnika, quickly mobilised a patrol team to the area where the hoodlums were met on a rampage destroying people’s property and robbing innocent members of the public along Ilo Awela Road.
The Police team were said to have engaged and subdued them, and five amongst them were subsequently arrested.
On interrogation, they informed the Police that they went to a social function in Mushin, Lagos, and on their way back, a fight ensued amongst them and in the process, one of them was overrun by a fast moving vehicle and he died on the spot.
They stated further that they were taking the corpse to the families of their attackers namely; Omo Ekun, Lampad, and Anko purposely for a revenge mission.
The hoodlums before the arrival of the Police have damaged one Highlander Jeep with number plate KJA 275GD belonging to one Emmanuel Adekoya, they have also snatched an Infinix phone from one Falola olushola and a cash sum of 50,000 from Emmanuel Agbaje.
The corpse has been recovered from them and deposited at ifo General Hospital mortuary for autopsy.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police CP Edward Awolowo Ajogun, has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspects to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for further investigation.
He also appealed to parents to warn their children from partaking in any act capable of undermining the peace of the state as such an act will be met with strict resistance.