Police parade 69 ritualists, kidnappers in Ogun | Dailytrust

Police parade 69 ritualists, kidnappers in Ogun

Some of the suspects paraded by the Ogun State Police Command
Some of the suspects paraded by the Ogun State Police Command

The police in Ogun State have paraded 69 suspects for murder, kidnapping and cultism.

Of the suspects, 52 were arrested in connection with the cult war which claimed more than 20 lives in the last one month across the state.

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Twelve were paraded 12 for kidnapping, two for robbery, two for rituals, as well as a self-acclaimed Islamic cleric who specialises in defrauding members of the public.

Parading the suspects at the command’s headquarters in Eleweran, Abeokuta, the command’s spokesman, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said the arrests were part of the command’s effort at suppressing the menace of cultism and other vices across the state.

Oyeyemi said the clashes witnessed in the state was as a result of a supremacy battle among four rival cult groups: Eiye, Aiye, Alora and Vikings.

Commenting on the self-acclaimed cleric, Oyeyemi said the fraudster, identified as Abdul Salami Yakub, was arrested following a petition forwarded to the Commissioner of Police by one Rukayat Ibrahim that the suspect defrauded her and her younger sister, Oluwaseun Ibrahim, to the tune of N5.4m.

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