Monday, 18 August 2014
Ogun police arrest three students for cultism
The men of the Ogun State Police Command attached to the anti-crime patrol team in the Agbara Police Division on Friday arrested three students of ICT Polytechnic, Igbesa, in the Ado Odo/Ota Local Government Area.
The police said the suspects threatened to kill another student if he failed to become a member of Vikings Confraternity.
According to the state Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Muyiwa Adejobi, the suspects ─ Kenneth Mokwunye, Adigun David and Okwuma Obiora ─ have been threatening to kill another student for failing to join their cult group.
He said, “Based on this threat, the student eventually raised the alarm and the police probed into the allegation before the arrest of the suspects.”
Adejobi said the state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Ikemefuna Okoye, commended the victimised student for exposing the threats of the suspected cultists.
In another development, police detectives attached to Ota and Ogijo divisions of the command arrested some suspected armed robbers with arms at different locations in the state.
The detectives who were on routine night patrol along the Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway accosted some men at a filling station.
Adejobi said during interrogation, the young men opened fire on the police vehicle and fled.
He said, “They were pursued by the policemen and two of them were arrested while one escaped.
“The suspects arrested are Yusuf Ahmed and Sunday Oluleye. Some locally-made pistols were recovered from them. Other items recovered from them include four expended and 20 live cartridges and assorted charms.
“While the anti -robbery team attached to Ogijo Police