Officer injured as Police arrest 10 members of Eiye cult group in Odogbolu
By Kolawole Olayinka, Abeokuta
Ten members of the dreaded Eiye confraternity who have been terrorizing Sagamu and its environs were on Saturday 6 May apprehended by the Anti-cultists Unit of the Ogun State Police Command.
The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the Command, Abimbola Oyeyemi said the suspects, Adekoya Adesina, Ayinde Olumide, Adebayo Jamiu, Ajayi Temitope, Taiwo Olatunji, Oladapo Ayeye, Johnson Adeyemi, Tunde Banjo, Gbenga Morufu and Tunde Adenuga were arrested following an information received by men of the Anti-cultists section, that a group of cultists were converging at different locations in Odogbolu in order to unleash terror in Sagamu in continuation of the supremacy battle going on amongst the various cult groups in the area.
“Upon the information, the anti-cultists team mobilized and moved to the area.
“On sighting the policemen, the hoodlums attacked them with dangerous weapons but they were subdued after which ten amongst the cultists were apprehended.
“The 2I/C of the unit, SP Morakinyo Adejumo was seriously injured during the operation, and he was rushed to hospital where he is responding to treatment.
“Recovered from them are eight live cartridges and large quantity of weeds suspected to be Indian hemp.
“Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, Olanrewaju Oladimeji, has ordered a massive manhunt for the remaining members of the group.
“He also vowed to make the state uncondusive for cultists and other criminals as the Command is ready to take the battle to their doorsteps,” the statement said.