Ogun police command has arrested eight members of a cult group, “Black Axe” known as “Aiye”.
Ogun police spokesman, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi made the arrest known in a statement on Sunday.
The suspects were reportedly arrested on the 24th of September in Ogijo, Abeokuta State while mourning the death of one of its members.
“The cult’s members were arrested according to a report filed at the Ogijo police station, where a 16 year old boy, Onome Iduru, was hastily visited after being shot in the stomach by the cult’s supporters in a procession in honour of his deceased colleague.
“After shooting the victim, the cultists confiscated a phone and also unleashed terror in the community.
“Following the report, the Chief of Police of the Ogijo Division, Police Chief Muhammed Suleiman Baba, led his men to the place where eight members of the violent group were arrested after a serious encounter with police officers”.
The suspects are;Olatunji Opeyemi m’ 26, Ayuba Oduola m’ 25, Sobowale Abiodun m’ 28, Sobowale Sunday m’ 25, Adelowo Olalekan m’ 32, Kareem Lanre m’ 21, Emmanuel Adebisi m’ 21 and Tobiloba Wasiu m’ 20
Police Commissioner, CP Edward Ajogun has ordered the transfer of the suspects to the State’s Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Division for investigation.