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A group of young men believed to be members of dread cult, BLACK AXE , also known as Aiye were arrested for unleashing terror at Ogijo area of Ogun state,while mourning one of their members
The group with a banner of the picture of the departed member,was reported at Ogijo Police Station for shooting a 16year old boy, Onome Iduru at close rang, during their procession.
The police spoke person,Mr Abimbola Oyeyemi told news men that,”The cultists were arrested following a report lodged at Ogijo police station where a 16-yr- old boy, Onome Iduru was rushed to after being shot in the stomach by the cultists who were in procession in honour of their departed colleague.
“The cultists after shooting the victim dispossessed him of phone and also went ahead to unleash terror in the community.
“Upon the report, the DPO Ogijo division, CSP Muhammed Suleiman Baba, led his men to the scene where eight members of the violent group were arrested after serious encounter with the policemen.
They are : Olatunji Opeyemi m’ 26, Ayuba Oduola m’ 25, Sobowale Abiodun m’ 28, Sobowale Sunday m’ 25, Adelowo Olalekan m’ 32, Kareem Lanre m’ 21, Emmanuel Adebisi m’ 21 and Tobiloba Wasiu m’ 20 yrs .
“A banner designed with the group insignia to announce the death of their member was recovered from them while the injured victim was taken to Oladayo hospital for medical attention.”
The Commissioner of police , CP Edward Ajogun has ordered the transfer of the suspects to State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for further investigation.
The CP therefore warned that any group or individual who engaged in any unlawful activity capable of undermining the peace of the state will be seriously dealt with in a very decisive manner.