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Crime & Punishment of Monday, 29 November 2021


Suspected cult member arrested while attacking hotel in Ogun

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Men of Ogun State Police Command have arrested a suspected member of the dreaded Eiye confraternity, Esuruoso Tunde while attacking lodgers in a hotel in Abeokuta.

The suspect was arrested on Monday November 29,2021 at LADIS hotel, situated at Ebenezer Junction, Obantoko area of Abeokuta.

The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi disclosed this in a statement on Monday November 29,2021.

Oyeyemi said the suspect was arrested following a distress call received by the policemen attached to Obantoko divisional headquarters.

The PPRO explained that the police were informed that the hotel was under attack by suspected cultist members.

According to him, upon the distress call, the DPO Obantoko, SP Ignatius Alimiekena, quickly mobilized his patrol team and moved to the scene.

“When police officers got to the hotel premises it area was cordoned off by the policemen, making it difficult for the hoodlums who have mingled with the customers to get out of the premises.

“A search was properly conducted on everybody in the premises and a locally fabricated double-barrel shotgun with one expended cartridge was found on Esuruoso Tunde.

“On interrogation, the suspect confessed to being a member of the Eye Confraternity, and that the gun was handed over to him by one of his colleagues simply known as Scatter.

Oyeyemi however, said the Commissioner of Police, Lanre Bankole, has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to the anti-cultist section of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for discreet investigation.

The PPRO said “The CP also directed that his other accomplices must be hunted for and brought to justice. The CP, therefore, warned hoteliers to be wary of those accommodated in their facilities, as any hotel found to be harbouring criminals will be decisively dealt with in accordance with the provisions of the law.”

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