Police Arrest Four During Cult Gun Battle

Police Arrest Four During Cult Gun Battle

By Izunna Okafor

Ogun State Police Command has arrested four suspected to be members of dreaded cult groups, during a supremacy battle in the state. 

According to the Command's Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, the supremacy battle led to a gun duel between Aye and Eiye confraternities in the Atan-Ota area of Ogun.

He gave the names of the suspects as Olusegun Owoola (26), Gbenga Akinkade (34), Jinadu Waliu (30) and Sanni Hammed (27).

He further revealed that they were arrested following a distress call received by the DPO of Atan-Ota division, CSP Abolade Oladigbolu at about 4 am on Saturday.

The two groups, he said, had gone on a rampage at the Hotel Road area of Atan, shooting sporadically.

"The DPO had mobilized his men to the scene where they met the two groups engaging themselves in a serious gun battle,” he said, adding that "The police engaged the hoodlums and subsequently subdued them, leading to the arrest of four of them."

Oyeyemi further added that items recovered from them are a locally-made pistol, three live cartridges, two knives, an iron rod and assorted criminal charms.

Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, Edward Ajogun has directed that the case be transferred to the anti-cultism section of the State CIID for investigation.