Three suspected cult members have been arrested with female underwear allegedly tied with charms in the Sagamu Local Government Area of Ogun State.
The suspects – Olagboye Abidemi, 32; Olasemojo Michael, 28; and Wasiu Waheed, 23 – were reportedly members of the Eiye Confraternity.
They were arrested on Friday by men of the Ogun State Police Command who reportedly stormed their initiation hideout in the Agbowa area of Ogijo.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Abimbola Oyeyemi, confirmed the arrest.
Oyeyemi said the arrest was made in continuation of the command’s war on cultism and other violent crimes.
He said, “The DPO Ogijo division, CSP Muhammed Baba, while leading his men on Operation Puff Adder on a routine patrol, got information about the hideout of the cultists where they usually initiate new members.
“The place was stormed and three members of the group were arrested.
“Recovered from them were one jackknife, one bloodstained silver knife, female underwear tied with charms and other assorted charms.”
The PPRO, however, said the Commissioner of Police, Bashir Makama, had ordered the transfer of the suspects to the Anti-Kidnapping/Anti-Cultism section of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for further investigation.
He said the commissioner warned that the state would no longer be conducive for violent groups as the command would take the battle to their doorsteps.