Ogun govt blames parents for hooliganism as police arrests four siblings for murder, cultism
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Not fewer than 11 members of the Eiye Confraternity, including four siblings, were arrested on Sunday, May 29, over the killing of one Olaosebikan Tejuosho at the Isale-Abetu region of Abeokuta, Ogun State.
The four siblings were identified as Azeez Makinde, Ifajimin Makinde, Fashakin Makinde and Faleke Makinde.
Quadri Ogunsanya, Jamiu Kehinde, Adenekan Samuel, Waris Ismail, Olamilekan Hamsat, Bamidele Waliu, and Ajeifa Arifasope are among the others.
SP Abimbola Oyeyemi, the state Police Public Relations Officer, said the cultists were apprehended in Abeokuta’s Itoku neighborhood.
Oyeyemi added that they were arrested following credible intelligence received by the anti-cultism section of the command.
The cultists, who were involved in a series of bloody clashes in the metropolis, were planning another onslaught at the Itoku area before their arrest.
He said, “Upon the information, the Officer-in-Charge of the anti-cultism unit, CSP Shobiyi Oluwatoshin, mobilised his men and moved to the area, where 11 members of the group were apprehended.
“On interrogation, the cult members confessed to being members of the dreaded Eiye cult.
“They also confessed to their involvement in a series of cult clashes, one of which led to the killing of one Olaosebikan Tejuosho at Isale Abetu area of Abeokuta on March 25, 2022.
“They also confessed to being responsible for the killing of one Habib Mego and one other person simply known as Schoolboy (real name unknown) at the Omida area of Abeokuta, all on the same day.”
The PPRO stated that the state Commissioner of Police, Lanre Bankole, had ordered investigation into the past activities of the cultists.
Meanwhile, the Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, has blamed parents for the rise in cultism in the state.
In a statement released by his Chief Press Secretary, Kunle Somorin, the Ogun state governor stated that the children contributing to the rise in cultism and insecurity were not spirits, but rather children from particular households in the state.
The governor advised parents to take responsibility for their children and fulfil their duties.