Ogun - Thirty suspected cultists have been arrested by the police in Ijebu-ode area of Ogun State, the state force headquarters said, Premium Times reports.
The command’s Police Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi, who confirmed the arrests, also said the arrests were in line with the command’s renewed war against cultism and related activities, particularly in Ijebu-Ode and environs.
He said those arrested were prime suspects and ring leaders of some cult groups on police watch-list, having been involved in many criminal acts that included series of killings of people in the area and other parts of the state.
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Adejobi explained that the state’s Commissioner of Police, Val Ntomchukwu, had earlier inaugurated over 10 security teams comprising officers from Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, Anti-Robbery unit of the Department of Criminal Investigation and Intelligence, Mobile Police Force, State Investigation and Intelligence Bureau, among others, on a special anti-cultism operation in Ijebu-Ode and environs.
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