The Ogun State Command of the Nigeria Police have arrested three of suspected cultists and serial killers who are allegedly members of the dreaded Eiye confraternity and are known for terrorising Ijebu Ode and its environs.
It was reported that the suspects, Odukoya Odushina, Subomi Popoola and Itunuoluwa Taiwo, were reportedly responsible for many cult killings in the community.
In a statement on Saturday, the Police Spokesman, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said the suspects were arrested following a tip-off received at the Obalende Police divisional headquarters Ijebu Ode, on activities of the suspect.
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Oyeyemi revealed that members of the gang were “holding nocturnal meeting at a black spot known as Sanga at the back of Central Mosque, with the plan to unleash terror on members of the community.”
He said operatives of the command, from Obalende division, immediately stormed the black spot, adding that “on sighting the policemen, the hoodlums attacked them with dangerous weapons, but they were subdued and the ring leader Odukoya Odushina a.k.a Odus who is the no 1 eiye confraternity, Subomi Popoola a.k.a Oyan and Itunuoluwa Taiwo were apprehended.
“Preliminary investigation revealed that the arrested suspects were not only into cultism, they were into armed robbery as well.”
He said the first suspect had been arrested and charged to court previously, but was granted bail.
According to him, three days after the bail he (Odushina) went with his gang to rob at Ayegbami area of ijebu Ode where he killed one man simply known as Baba Njo.
He said some of items such as jewellery, phones and suspected hard drugs were recovered from them.
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The Police Spokesman disclosed that the Ogun State Police Commissioner has ordered a full scale investigation into their activities as well as “a massive manhunt for other members of the group with the view to charging them to court as soon as possible.”