Tuesday, July 23, 2024

Amotekun nabs eight suspected cultists in Osun

He said they were apprehended while on patrol to forestall law and order during the Iwude Ijesa Celebration in Ilesa Town.

• December 26, 2023

Osun State Amotekun Corps, in a joint operation with the Nigeria Police, arrested eight suspected cult members in Ilesa Town of the state.

In a statement by Brig.-Gen. Bashir Adewinmbi, the state commander of Osun Amotekun Corps on Tuesday, said the suspects were arrested between Thursday and Monday.

He said some of the arrested suspects were part of those who attacked personnel of the Amotekun anti-cultism squad on Saturday.

He said they were apprehended while on patrol to forestall law and order during the Iwude Ijesa Celebration in Ilesa Town.

He said those arrested included: Kareem Ojo, 32, Adedamola Salamo, 26, Olatunji Ezekiel, 24, Adeyeye Adekunle, 33 and Tope Oguntade, 35, for being suspected members of a secret cult and selling drugs in Ilesa Town.

He said three others, Adetunde Adeolu, Ajayi Wale and Busuyi Ojo, were also arrested on Monday, with Ojo (Eiye Confraternity hitman) arrested with two live cartridges, bullets, some charms and other dangerous weapons.

“During cross-examination, the suspects confessed to being members of Aiye and Eiye confraternities, and they have been members of the cults for a long time.

“The suspects have also been on the wanted list of the Osun Police Anti-Cultism Unit for a very long time before luck ran against them,” he said.

Mr Adewinmbi said the suspects were arrested through joint efforts of the Osun Amotekun anti-cultism Squad led by the Police anti-cultism squad.

He said the suspects had all been handed over to the Police anti-cultism unit for further investigation and prosecution

(NAN)

We have recently deactivated our website's comment provider in favour of other channels of distribution and commentary. We encourage you to join the conversation on our stories via our Facebook, Twitter and other social media pages.

More from Peoples Gazette

Katsina State

Politics

Katsina youths pledge to deliver over 2 million votes to Atiku

“Katsina State is Atiku’s political base because it is his second home.”

INEC Photo (Credit: Punch Newspapers)

Politics

Edo Guber Poll: INEC calls for active participation of young female voters

INEC said that statistics showed that more males voted in the 2023 general election than females.

Jigawa Governor Umar Namadi

NationWide

Accept hardship as trial from God, Gov. Namadi tells Nigerians

“People should turn to God, repent, seek for forgiveness and divine intervention on the challenges,” he said.

Illegal refineries destroyed in Ondo

Port Harcourt

Navy destroys camp, nab two suspected oil thieves in Rivers

He said the team deployed drone surveillance for situational awareness.

Bayelsa State governor, Douye Diri

States

Gov. Diri commends FG for upgrading two forests to national parks

The conservator-general said the federal government was keenly committed to the running of the new parks.

Ogun Assembly and MRI machines

Health

Ogun assembly recommends purchase of MRI machines for state-owned hospitals

Ms Elemide said that the equipment would greatly improve healthcare delivery in the state

UNIABUJA

Education

UniAbuja ASUU suspends 82-day strike

“The congress unanimously resolved to suspend the strike so that the university administration will be able to look at the issues,” he said.