The Ogun State Police Command says it has conducted a successful raid led by ACP Shehu Alao in collaboration with the Vigilante Group of Nigeria.
This operation, according to a statement made available to reporters on Monday, was carried out in response to a report of a clash between two rival cult groups, namely Aiye and Eiye.
The clash resulted in the death of four individuals.
The police said that upon receiving the information, the Area Commander swiftly mobilized more personnel to the scene in order to prevent the clash from escalating.
The police said that as a result, seven suspected cultists were arrested, and further investigations led to the recovery of a firearm, three live cartridges, and a criminal charm.
It named the individuals apprehended to include Asaiye Omolaja, Azeez Nofiu, Mathew Adewale, and Bolaji Ogunkemaya.
The police, in the statement signed by SP Omolola Odutola, its Public Relations Officer, added that Ogunkemaya was found with the four deceased persons in the same room where the killings occurred.
“One individual, Wasiu, managed to escape before the authorities arrived,” he added.
“During the raid, Ogunkemaya provided critical information, stating that their leader, known as Azubuike, aka BETTER, had been arrested by the Area Commander a fortnight ago.
“This information underscores the commitment of the police to dismantle these criminal networks,” he said.