No fewer than 11 suspected members of the Aiye confraternity have been arrested for allegedly killing three persons in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, in one day.
Police said they were “responsible for the killing of one Olaosebikan Tejuosho” and two others on March 25.
The Ogun State police spokesman, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said on Sunday that the suspects identified themselves as: Quadri Ogunsanya a.k.a (Oguns), Jamiu Kehinde (a.k.a General Smart) Makinde Azeez, Makinde Ifajimin, Makinde Fashakin, Adenekan Samuel (a.k.a Adiye), Waris Ismail, Olamilekan Hamsat (a.k.a Diara), Bamidele Waliu, Makinde Faleke and Ajeifa Arifasope.
Oyeyemi disclosed that they were apprehended at Itoku area of Abeokuta, following credible information.
He said the command had intelligence that “the cultists, who are said to have been involved in series of bloody cult clashes within the metropolis, were planning another onslaught at Itoku area.”
CSP Shobiyi Oluwatoshin, who is the officer in charge the anti-cultist unit, was said to have mobilized his men to the area where the eleven suspects were apprehended.
“On interrogation, the suspects confessed being members of the dreaded Eiye cult group.
“They confessed their involvement in series of cult clashes, one of which led to the killing of one Olaosebikan Tejuosho at Isale Abetu area of Abeokuta on the 25th of March 2022.
“They also confessed being responsible for the killing of one Habib Mego and one other person simply known as School boy (real name unknown) at Omida area of Abeokuta all on the same day,” he said.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, Lanre Bankole, has ordered that the past activities of the suspects be investigated, adding that other members of the group must be hunted for and brought to book.