Five suspected cultists have been arrested by men of the Ogun State Police Command with a dead body of a young man suspected to be a cultist too.
The suspects Babatunde Shittu 25-year-old; Ayobami Morenikeji 15-year-old; Fidelis John 23-year-old; Abdullah Adegbenro 17-year-old and Oyeyemi Bakare 20-year-old were arrested following a distress call received at Sango Area Command Headquarters.
The statement further revealed that the suspects were arrested following a distress call received at Sango area Command headquarters that a group of boys were seen with a male corpse in a tricycle heading towards Ota with all of them holding dangerous weapons like cutlasses, cudgels, and sticks.
“Upon the distress call, the Area Commander Sango Ota, ACP Monday Agbonnika quickly mobilised patrol team to the area where the hoodlums were met on a rampage destroying people’s property and stealing from innocent members of the public along Ilo awela road.
“The police team engaged and subdued them, and five amongst them were subsequently arrested.
“On interrogation, they informed the police that they went to a party at mushin in Lagos, and on their way coming, a fight ensued amongst them, and in the process, one of them was overrun by a fast-moving vehicle and he died on the spot.
They stated further that they were taking the corpse to the families of their attackers, one Omo ekun, Lampard and Anko purposely for revenge mission” the statement reads.
Oyeyemi further stated that the hoodlums before the arrival of the police have damaged one Highlander jeep with registration number KJA 275GD belonging to one Emmanuel Adekoya.
They were also alleged to have also snatched an infinix phone from one Falola olushola and a cash sum of 50,000 from Emmanuel Agbaje.
The corpse have been recovered from them and deposited at ifo general hospital mortuary for autopsy.
Meanwhile, the commissioner of police CP Edward Awolowo Ajogun has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspects to the state criminal investigation and intelligence department for further investigation.
He also appealed to parents to warn their children from partaking in any act capable of undermining the peace of the state as such an act will be met with strict resistance.