The police in Ogun State said they have arrested a “notorious member” of the dreaded Eiye confraternity, Olamide Olabode.
Police said Olamide was apprehended “on his way to launch an attack with other members of his group.”
The suspect was arrested on October 23, 2022, at the Oke-Iganmu area of Ilaro/Papalanto road, by the patrol team from the Ilaro division.
While on routine patrol of the area, the police team had sighted the suspect and two others on a motorcycle.
The Ogun State police spokesman, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said the arrested suspect, who sat at the back, “quickly jumped down from the motorcycle and ran into the bush with a bag.”
According to Oyeyemi, the policemen went after him and got him arrested, while the other two sped off with the bike.
Searching the bag, Oyeyemi explained that two locally-made shotguns, four live cartridges, one knife and weeds suspected to be Indian hemp were found therein.
“On interrogation, the suspect confessed being a leading member of Eiye cult group, and that they were heading to Agodo village for an operation,” he said.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police in Ogun, Lanre Bankole, directed the immediate transfer of the suspect to the anti-cultist unit of the State CIID for a discreet investigation.