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OGUN: Four dead, seven arrested as suspected cultists clash

FOUR persons were killed and seven others were apprehended following a cult confrontation in Sagamu, Sagamu Local Government Area.

Omolola Odutola, spokesman for the Ogun State Police Command, stated that the suspects were apprehended following a raid led by an assistant commissioner of police.

“Upon receiving the information, the Area Commander swiftly mobilised more personnel to the scene in order to prevent the clash from escalating and to apprehend the cultists involved as a result, seven suspected cultists were arrested, and further investigations led to the recovery of a firearm, three live cartridges,” she said about the Sunday incident.

“The individuals apprehended are Asaiye Omolaja, Azeez Nofiu, Mathew Adewale, and Bolaji Ogunkemaya. It is worth noting that Bolaji Ogunkemaya was found with the four deceased persons in the same room where the killings occurred. One individual, Wasiu, managed to escape before the authorities arrived.

“During the raid, Bolaji Ogunkemaya provided critical information, stating that their leader, known as Azubuike aka Better, had been arrested by the Area Commander a fortnight ago. This information underscores the commitment of the police to dismantle these criminal networks,” the spokesperson added.

Following the event, Alamutu Abiodun, the Commissioner of Police for Ogun State, visited Sagamu to investigate the situation and profile the suspects apprehended..

Also during his visit, he warned cults in Ogun State that such activities would no longer be allowed. He also established a policy of zero tolerance for needless killings.

The region has however returned to normalcy since after the clash.

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