Despite several arrests and the avowed continuous clampdown on suspected cultists by the Ogun State Police Command, an ugly scenario again played out in the state capital on Tuesday, 24th May as two sworn arch cult rivals, ‘Eiye and Aiye’ engaged each other in a supremacy battle.
While the melee was ongoing in the Ijaye area of the state capital, a distress call was made to the state Commissioner of Police, Lanre Bankole, who dispatched the command’s Special Anti-cultist Squad (SAS) to the scene.
Behold, according to a statement issued by the command’s spokesman (PPRO), DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, on sighting the ACP Bolanle Muritala-led SAS operatives, “some of the hoodlums scampered in different directions, to escape arrest, while some engaged the policemen with dangerous weapons”.
Seven of the hoodlums were arrested.
Oyeyemi gave the identities of the culprits as
Kazeem Ogundairo (a.k.a NEPA); Nasiru Idris (a.k.a Aloma); Ayo Joshua (a.k.a Terry G); Damilare Shogbamu (a.k.a Dhray); Bisiriyu Ibrahim Owoyele; Labulo Jamiu (a.k.a Jay Boy) and Olaitan Taiwo.
The CP has, however, restated that the clampdown on cultists in the state would not be handled with kid’s gloves, saying “it would be a continuous operation, to check their nefarious activities across the state”.