By Daud Olatunji
ABEOKUTA—The Ogun State Police Command said, yesterday, that it had arrested a suspected cultist Ologunlagba Timilehin, 21, and three other persons over the killing of a student of the Gateway Polytechnic Igbesa, in Ado Odo Otta Local Government Area of the State.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Muyiwa Adejobi, in a statement disclosed this, adding that the student lost his life during a clash between two rival cult groups in the area on Monday evening.
According to Adejobi, the Police placed a manhunt on the concerned cult members before one Ologunlagba Timilehin, 21, a confessed cultist was arrested by the Police.
He said; “Detectives attached to Agbara Division of the Ogun State Police Command on Tuesday, August 12, burst the den of some cultists at Igbesa Agbara in Ado Odo Otta Local Government Area of Ogun State and arrested four of them.
“The arrested cultist, Timilehin, is a strong member of Airlord Confraternity which had engaged Doro Confraternity in a gun battle for some days before they were checkmated by the Police.
“The arrest of the suspect has led to the arrest of three other members who are helping the Police in its investigation.”
Meanwhile, the Ogun State Police Command said it had arrested more than 200 cultists belonging to various groups in the state and they have been charged to courts accordingly.
The PPRO said the Commissioner of Police in the state , Ikemefuna Okoye, has ordered the Divisional Police Officer in charge of Agbara Division to transfer the matter to the Department of Criminal Investigation, Eleweran, Abeokuta for thorough investigation.
His words: “The Commissioner has vowed to continue the fight against these cultists who cause problems in the state and make innocent people uncomfortable.
“He also appealed to the general public to always support the Police in its course to rid Ogun State of miscreants and cultists who forment trouble in the state.”