partook in cult related activities in Mowe, Ogun State, on Tuesday.
The police said the suspects, nine men and a woman, were arrested in
various locations in Mowe following a violent cult clash between two
According to the statement signed by the command’s Public Relations
Officer (PRO), Abimbola Oyeyemi, the groups unleash mayhem in the area.
He said: “They vandalised vehicles and made life uncomfortable for
innocent residents of the area. Distress calls were made to the Area
Commander, Sagamu and Divisional Police Officer (DPO), Mowe.
“Consequently, policemen were swiftly deployed to the scene and
repelled the assailants. In the process, 10 among the hoodlums were
arrested including a female member who investigation revealed is the
person whose house they gathered to hold meeting and strategised on how
to carry out the attack. The Area Commander, Sagamu, ACP Issa Gremma,
who personally led the operation, is still on ground monitoring the
Oyeyemi said the state Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Iliyasu, ordered
the immediate transfer of the suspects to the State Criminal
Investigation and Intelligence Department (CIID) and warned that violent
crime would not have a place in the state.
“He appealed to parents to warn their children to desist from any
criminal act as the Command is all out to deal decisively with anybody
caught perpetrating acts of criminality.
“He advised residents to go about their normal businesses as the
police will deploy everything in its arsenal to ensure their safety all
the time,” Oyeyemi added.