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Police arrest suspected cultists in Ogun

The police in Ogun have arrested three suspected cultists for beating and torturing an unwilling person to join their cult group.

• July 10, 2021
Edward Ajogun
CP Edward Ajogun, Ogun Commissioner of Police

The police in Ogun have arrested three suspected cultists for beating and torturing an unwilling person to join their cult group.

Ogun state police spokesperson, Abimbola Oyeyemi, in a press statement said that the suspects were arrested for assaulting Celestine Onyebuchi, who lodged a complaint at Igbesa police headquarters.

The police reported that Mr Onyebuchi told the officers that he was taken to an uncompleted building where he was attacked by the three suspects.

He said after the torture he drank blood as a sign of initiation.
”Upon the report, the DPO Igbesa Division, SP Abayomi Adeniji, quickly mobilised his men and went after the suspects.

They were subsequently apprehended at their hideout within Igbesa community. 

“On interrogation, the three suspects confessed to being members of Supreme Vikins confraternity.

They confessed further that they were looking for more members to join them which led them to the abduction of the complainant who may not want to join them through persuasion,” the statement reads.

The spokesperson further explained that upon being briefed on the incident, the Ogun police commissioner, Edward Ajogun, ordered swift deployment of the suspects to the state’s criminal investigation and intelligence department for investigation.

The Commissioner frown against cultism in the state, while he warned that war against cultism in the state is a continuous effort.

He urged those who want to renounce their cult membership to do so before they are caught up with the law.  

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