Ladi Kayode, Abeokuta
Nemesis has caught up with three cultists, alongsid three suspected armed robbers which include a lady in Ota town of the State, following their arrest by the Police, Ogun State Command.
Police Public Relations Officer, of the command Muyiwa Adejobi disclosed this yesterday in Abeokuta, stating that detectives attached to Ota Division led by the Divisional Police Officer Muyideen Adisa effected the arrest of the suspects.
According to Adejobi, the cultists and the armed robbers were known to have been terrorising the innocent people of Ota area in Ado Odo/ Ota Local Government Area of the State, adding that the police carried out the operation, on a tip off.
The police spokesperson disclosed that three major ring leaders belonging to Aiye(Black Axe) confraternity, namely Bamidele Adejare1,Sodiq Gbadamosi,and Olamilekan Omoola were arrested with dangerous weapons including locally made guns, cutlasses, charms at ijako area the town on Saturday at about1pm in an uncompleted building while planning to unleash terror on the people of the area.
Adejobi said the suspected cultists have confessed to many crimes including participating in notable cult clashes that led to the death of many people in Ota axis.
In the same vein, Adejobi disclosed that on Sunday at about 4.20pm, the detectives while on normal routine patrol along Alasia Area Ijoko Ota intercepted two men and a lady carrying a bag, but on sighting the police, the suspects fled and the police gave them a hot chase while one Taiwo Wasiu, of Ijoko Otta was arrested with the lady,Gbemisola Adebiyi, at Tope Bus Stop Alasia Ijoko Ota.
He said when the police conducted a search on them, a locally made double barreled cut-to size gun and some life cartridges were recovered from them in the bag, adding that, the suspects have confessed to many crimes committed in the area and in Ogun State at large.
Adejobi said, the Commissioner of Police Val Ntomchukwu has directed that the two cases be transferred to Department of Criminal Investigation and Intelligence at Eleweran Abeokuta for proper investigation.
The Police Commissioner also commended the Divisional Police Officer in charge of Otta Division Muyideen Adisa and his men for the good job, while appreciating the good people of the state particularly people of Ota area for giving useful information to the police which has paid off.