February 25, 2024

February 25, 2024

Sagamu Cultists Not Affiliated With Schools Or Political Parties, Police Clarify

The Commissioner of Police in Ogun State, Abiodun Alamutu, has declared that individuals engaging in cult killings in Sagamu are neither students nor members of a political party.

This is coming a few days after the Department of State Services (DSS) arrested a member of the Ogun State House of Assembly from Sagamu 1 Constituency, Damilare Bello, in connection with the cult killings that claimed many lives in Sagamu last weekend.

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have since been trading blame over who is responsible for the recurring cult clashes in Sagamu.

The Commissioner of Police spoke during a radio programme on OGBC 2, Abeokuta, on Sunday.

He said: “We have devised various ways to stem the tide. Unfortunately, it re-erupted last week in Sagamu. I want to admit that this set of vicious and depraved persons are neither students nor partisans.”

He explained that normalcy has been restored in Sagamu, adding: “We want to put in a structure that would keep them (cultists) at bay for a reasonable number of years and possibly deter other youths from joining their fold.”

Alamutu disclosed that the command is working with the judiciary to ensure cases of cultism are dealt with expeditiously because it has become a serious challenge to society.

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