The Ogun State Command of the Nigeria Police have arrested 17 persons suspected to be members of secret cult and related activities in Ijebu-Igbo area of the state.
The men were arrested in four-road area of the town following a distress call sent by residents of the area.
On receipt of the distress call, the DPO Ijebu Igbo Division, SP Agene James led teams of Policemen to the scene while reinforcement was also sent by the Area Commander, Ijebu-Ode and the activities of the hoodlums were successfully curtailed.
At the end of the operation, 17 suspects were arrested and weapons such as locally made guns, knife, charms as well as bags containing weeds suspected to be Indian hemp were recovered from them.
The Area Commander, ACP FunsoAjao who coordinated the operation said Policemen are fully on ground to monitor the situation and prevent the hoodlums from regrouping. The two groups which investigation revealed are “EYE” and “AYE” cult groups are said to be engaging in supremacy battle.
The Commissioner of Police, CP Ahmed Iliyasu has ordered that suspects be transferred to State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department,Eleweran Abeokuta for discrete investigation. He appealed to members of the public to go about their business without fear of any further harassment from the group of any of such kind.