The intensified search for suspected cult members in Ogun State has made significant progress with the recent apprehension of two alleged Eiye Confraternity hitmen by the police during a targeted operation.
According to reports from the media, Ogun State Command police officers successfully detained Sodiq Idowu, aged 27, and Yusuf Wahab, aged 25, both suspected to be affiliated with the Eiye Confraternity, thanks to their swift response to the situation.
The arrest of these individuals transpired as a result of a well-executed operation led by CSP Adekunle Awoniyi, the Divisional Police Officer of Agbado Division, on September 4th, 2023. This operation was prompted by a tip-off concerning cult-related activities unfolding in the Fadahunsi area of Ogun State.
This update was shared by Omolola Odutola, the Police Public Relations Officer for Ogun State Command, who revealed that the immediate action taken by the police effectively quelled the disturbances initiated by the cultists, culminating in the arrest of Idowu and Wahab at the scene.
Odutola further disclosed, “Both suspects have confessed to their membership in the Eiye Confraternity and have provided invaluable information that will assist law enforcement in apprehending other individuals involved in cultist activities who are currently evading capture.”
She went on to explain that the arrested duo has furnished details about the wider syndicate, including the location of their supplier of weapons and the whereabouts of the arms used in their illicit activities.
Preliminary investigations are presently underway, with plans to transfer the suspects to the State Criminal Investigation Department for a more discreet and thorough examination of their alleged involvement in the Eiye cult group and other related criminal activities.
It is anticipated that the suspects may eventually face charges related to their alleged cult activities in the state, and prosecution proceedings will follow. The Commissioner of Police has issued a stern warning, emphasizing that no leniency will be shown towards any cult member apprehended within the state, underscoring the commitment to combating such criminal activities.