Eiye, Aiye Cult Groups Clash In Ogun, One Dead, Two Arrested

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The Elega/Iberekodo axis of Abeokuta metropolis of Ogun State was in the early hours of today, Sunday, 24th April 2022, thrown into panic following renewed supremacy battle between two cult arch-rivals, “Aiye” and “Eiye”, leading to the death of one person.

SWAT operatives, led by its Commander, CSP Kalejaye Olanrewaju, however, arrested two suspected members of the “Aiye” Confraternity.

The suspects, Habeeb Muideen (aka oko eight) and one other, simply identified as Ibrahim (aka ayin), Ogun State Police Command said in a press release, signed by its Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, “are currently undergoing interrogation at SWAT office, to determine their roles in the clash.

“This brings to 37 members of various cult groups arrested by the command in the last one month it began its clampdown operations of cultists across the state”.

According to the release, the suspects were arrested following a distress call received by SWAT operatives that Aiye cult group was entangled in a supremacy battle with its arch-rival, Eiye, at the Elega/Iberekodo axis of Abeokuta metropolis.

On how the police doused the heightened tension and panic in residents of the conflict zone, Oyeyemi said: “Upon the distress call, CSP Kalejaye Olanrewaju-led SWAT operatives swung into action and raced to the scene, only for the warring cultists to scamper in different directions on sighting them.

“The operatives gave them a hot chase and succeeded in the apprehension of the duo”.

He further stated that, while Habeeb was nabbed at Iberekodo, Ibrahim was caught up with at Ajitadun area of the metropolis, adding that battle axes and assaulted charms were recovered from the suspects.

Meanwhile, according to the statement, the State Commissioner of Police, Lanre Bankole, has ordered a comprehensive manhunt for the fleeing members of the groups.

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