The police in Ogun have arrested 12 suspected cult members in Ogijo, Sagamu Local Government Area of the state.
The police said weapons including guns, live catridges, Indian hemp and assorted charms were also recovered from the suspected cultists.
The Police Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi, said in a statement on Tuesday that a team of police detectives led by the Divisional Police Officer, Ogijo Division, Superintendent Toyin Afolaogun, stormed the hideout of the cultists at 12.15am last Saturday and arrested the 12 suspects.
Adejobi, a Deputy Superintendent of Police, said the arrest of the suspected cultists, who had made life miserable for the Ogijo people, followed complaints from members of the public and intelligence report from the State Intelligence Bureau of the command.
The statement read in part, “On Saturday, some teams of police detectives led by the DPO Ogijo Division, SP Toyin Afolaogun, pounced on the cultists in the area between the hours of 12.15am and 4.30am and arrested 12 cultists belonging to different cult groups.
“The command has been duly informed of the dangerous activities of the cultists who have been terrorising and robbing people of the area, particularly on their land, when they are constructing structures on their legally acquired land.
“The command is ready to sanitise the area and get rid of miscreants and cultists.”
Posted by Salmon Abiodun