Police in Ogun state have arrested five members of a dreaded Aiye confraternity while planning to launch a deadly attack in the hideout along Molipa Ijebu-Ode.
The suspects: Segun Olabiyi aka Koleje, Musa Atanda aka Musa sars, Olorunjuedalo Adewale, Olamide Odewole and Peter Anuoluwapo Akinyemi, were arrested on February, 22, 2022.
They were said to be Aiye members involved in various cult clashes that claimed many lives including that of a serving policeman sgt Akeem Oseni attached to igbeba division.
The suspects were arrested following an information received by policemen attached to Obalende divisional headquarters ijebu ode, that some members of Aiye confraternity were seen gathered at the back of an hotel.
The police public relation officer, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi confirmed this to newsmen in a statement in Abeokuta.
Oyeyemi said that upon the information, the DPO Obalende division SP Salami Murphy mobilized his men and headed to the scene.
“On sighting the policemen, the hoodlums engaged them in gun battle but they were subdued by the superior firepower of the policemen, which eventually led to the arrest of five amongst them while others escaped with bullets injuries.” he said.
The police PRO said that the suspects also confessed to be involved some robbery operations in Ijebu-Ode and its environs where of their prominent leaders simply known as perth was killed.