Two suspected members of dreaded Eiye cult group said to have been contacted by a yet-to-be-identified land grabber, have been arrested by the police in Ogun State.
The suspects, Oladayo Bello (34 years old) and Awobajo Muritala (40), were said to have planned to unleash terror on some communities at Ogijo area of the state.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi said that they were apprehended following information received by the Divisional Police Officer, Ogijo Division, CSP Mohammed Suleiman Baba, that a group of Eiye cult members were gathering at Kanniyi area in Shimmawa, planning to go and attack some communities within the area.
“The DPO led his operatives to the already- identified hideout where not less than 20 members of the group were met with various types of dangerous weapons.
“On sighting the policemen, the hoodlums opened fire on them and ran towards various directions, in a bid to escape.
“The operatives restrained from firing back to avoid killing innocent members of the public but they chased and apprehended two of the cultists,” the PPRO stated.
Recovered from the suspects were two cut-to-size guns, five live cartridges, two expended cartridges, one battle axe, assorted criminal charms and weeds suspected to be marijuana.
Oyeyemi said that the state Commissioner of Police, Edward Ajogun had ordered the immediate transfer of the suspects to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for further investigation.
He also said that the fleeing members of the group must be hunted for and brought to book.