The Ogun State Police Command has reiterated it’s commitment to continue to tackle cultists and their wrongful and illegal activities in all nooks and crannies of Ogun State via robust intelligence and sophisticated policing in the state.
The Commissioner of Police, Ogun State, Ikemefuna Okoye, made this known on Sunday while addressing senior officers of the command in Abeokuta on general security of the state with specific focus on Ijebu-Ode axis where the command has recorded some killings amongst cult members in recent time, and planning to have a hitch-free Ojude Oba festival in Ijebu Ode on Monday, 6th October.
While addressing the officers, the Commissioner of Police confirmed the arrest of some cult members belonging to Eiye (Air lords) and Aiye (Black Axe) Confraternities who have been attacking one another in Ijebu Ode axis in the last few hours where two of the cult groups have been confirmed dead, particular the clash between Eye and Aiye groups that occurred at Aleke Okesopin, Ijebu-Igbo, Ogun State on Sunday, 5th October at 0430hrs.
Dangerous weapons recovered from the groups include cutlasses, pairs of scissors, two guns, some expended and live cartridges,their groups’ paraphernalia and some charms.
The corpses of the deceased members of the sect, who were shot dead during Ijebu-Igbo fracas, Abiodun Aderiye (m) 28, and Taiwo Yusuf (m) 24, have been kept at a mortuary in Ijebu for post-mortem examination.
The Commissioner of Police has however directed all relevant anti- crime teams in the command to relocate temporarily to Ijebu axis for adequate protection of lives and property and to curtail any cult clashes and other social vices.
The Commissioner of Police also appealed to the people of Ijebu Ode and Ogun State in general to collaborate with the police and other security agencies to succeed in the war against cultism in the state and accord security to all and sundry in the state. He gave out telephone numbers to call in case of any distress or to give information to the police.
The numbers are 08081770416 (control room): 08081770419 (Quick Response Squad) and Police Public Relations Officer Ogun State: (08037168147).