Two injured as cultists clash in Ogun


Two members of a notorious cult group, Jamiu Okanlawon (20) and Oluwaseun Owoeye (30) were arrested on Sunday while engaging a rival cult group in a supremacy battle that injured two persons.

The clash happened at Orelope area of Ilogbo Ota, Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area of Ogun State.

The suspects’ arrest followed a distress call received by the DPO of Onipanu Division, CSP Bamidele Job, that the cultists were on a rampage and disturbing the peace of the area.

Upon the distress call, the DPO mobilized his men, in collaboration with the local vigilante to the scene.

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“On sighting the policemen, the hoodlums, who had already inflicted varying degrees of injuries on the duo of a 45-year-old Modinat Lawal and one Ope Saheed, took to flight, but two of the suspects were apprehended, while others escaped,” Ogun police image maker, Abimbola Oyeyemi told our source on Monday.

Oyeyemi said one locally fabricated single barrel pistol, three live cartridges, one dagger casing and assorted charms were recovered from the suspects, adding that the injured persons had been taken to hospital.

Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, Edward Ajogun, has ordered the transfer of the suspects to state CIID.

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