Men of Ogun state Police Command on Monday 25th of July 2022, arrested three members of notorious Aiye cult group who have been terrorizing different parts of Abeokuta in recent time.
The suspects, Jonathan Oshinalu, Kola Bolugbe, and Jimoh Aliu a.k.a Alaayan, as confirmed by the Command spokesperson, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi were arrested following an intelligent report received by SWAT operatives that a notorious cult leader simply known as “Ben” who had involved in several cult clash leading to killing of not less than five persons was holding a nocturnal meeting with his group at Ogun radio, mile 2 area of lafenwa Abeokuta, for the purpose of launching another attack in some parts of the metropolis.
Upon the report, according to Oyeyemi, the SWAT team, in conjunction with men of Lafenwa and Ilupeju divisions moved to the area.
“But on sighting the Policemen, Ben and his deadly group engaged them in gun battle which lasted for about 30 minutes. At the end of the encounter, the said Ben escaped with bullet wounds while three amongst them were apprehended.
“The hoodlums during the attack destroyed the patrol vehicle of Lafenwa division before they were subdued by the superior fire power of the police.
“An unregistered Lexus 330 car they used for their operations was also recovered by the SWAT team”, he said.
Meanwhile, the state Commissioner of Police, CP Lanre Bankole, has directed a massive manhunt for the escaped gang leader and other members of his group.
The CP has also ordered a discreet investigation into the activities of the arrested hoodlums with the view of arraigning them in court as soon as possible.