By DAUD OLATUNJI
ABEOKUTA — The Ogun State Police Command has explained why it raided the home of the father of a lawmaker in the state House of Assembly, Remmy Hazzan, in Omu Ijebu, alleging that the house harboured cultists.
A statement in Abeokuta by the Police Public Relations Officer in the State, Muyiwa Adejobi, said some of the lawmaker’s younger brothers had once been arrested and released by the command for their alleged involvement in disturbances in the area command. The lawmaker represents Odogbolu state constituency in the state House of Assembly.
The Police command had declared a war on cultists and hoodlums in the state, particularly in Ijebu and Sagamu areas, with a bid to checkmate their excesses and stop their criminal activities.
The PPRO said: “The command, in collaboration with other security agencies in the state, has commenced the flushing out of hoodlums and cultists in the state for the past one month, and the raids were coordinated by the Deputy Commissioner of Police, ‘B’ Department Operations of the Command. DCP Mohammed Abdulkadri and 29 cultists out of those arrested, were Tuesday, charged to court.
“The command wants to put the records straight that the honourable’s father’s house harbours some cultists including the younger brothers of Hon Remmy Hazzan who had one time been arrested by the command for their involvement in many disturbances in Ijebu area in 2012.”