Police arrest 3 suspected armed robbers in Ogun.Adunni Adetola
The Ogun state Police Command has arrested three suspected leaders of Eiye confraternity who have been terrorizing Ijebu Ode and its environs for quite some time now.
In a statement by Ogun State Police spokesman, SP. Abimbola Oyeyemi revealed that the suspects were arrested following information received by Obalende Divisional Headquarters Ijebu Ode, that cultists were seen holding nocturnal meeting at a black spot known as Sanga at the back of Central Mosque, with the view to unleashing terror on members of the community.
According Oyeyemi,”the suspects, Odukoya Odushina, Subomi Popoola, and Itunuoluwa Taiwo,were arrested following information received by Obalende Divisional Headquarters Ijebu Ode, that cultists were seen holding nocturnal meeting at a black spot known as Sanga at the back of Central Mosque, with the view to unleashing terror on members of the community.
“Upon the information, DPO Obalende division, mobilized his men and stormed the said black spot.
On sighting the policemen, the hoodlums attacked them with dangerous weapons, but they were subdued and the ring leader Odukoya Odushina (a.k.a Odu), who is the no 1 eiye confraternity, Subomi Popoola (a.k.a Oyan) and Itunuoluwa Taiwo were apprehended.
“Preliminary investigation revealed that the arrested suspects were not only into cultism, they were into armed robbery as well. It was also discovered that Odukoya Odushina, had been arrested once and charged to court, but was granted bail.
On the third day after he was granted bail, he went with his gang to rob at Ayegbami area of ijebu Ode, where he killed a man simply known as Baba Njo.
The PPRO added that some robbed items such as jewellery, phones and suspected hard drugs were recovered from them.
The group has also been linked to several cult killings in ijebu Ode and its environs”.
Meanwhile, Commissioner of Police, Mr
Lanre Bankole, has ordered a full scale investigation into their activities and ordered a massive manhunt for other members of the group with the view to charging them to court as soon as possible.