Two members of a notorious cult group, Aiye confraternity, have been nabbed by operatives of the Ogun State Police Command over their involvement in the attack of a vigilante group member.
The cultists, Balogun Opemipo and Korede Onabanjo, were apprehended on March 21, according to available information.
The spokesman of the Ogun State Police Command, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said the arrest of Opemipo, 26, and Onabanjo, 27, followed a report lodged at Ijebu-Igbo Divisional Police Headquarters by one Salami Azeez, that he was contracted as a vigilante man at Aleke area of Ijebu-Igbo, and while he was on duty at about 1:30am, he saw three boys moving around the area.
Azeez said when he challenged them about their mission in the area at that ungodly hour, they attacked him with iron rod, which they used to inflict serious injury on his head.
On the strength of the report, the DPO Ijebu-Igbo Division, SP Kazeem Solotan, mobilized his patrol team and moved to the scene, where Opemipo and Onabanjo were arrested, while the third one escaped.
Upon their arrest, the policemen discovered them to be among those on their wanted list for involvement in various cult related clashes in Ijebu-Igbo and its environ.
On interrogation, the two suspects confessed to be members of the dreaded Aiye cult group terrorising the area for quite some time now.
The Command’s Commissioner, Edward Awolowo Ajogun, has directed that the suspects be transferred to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for discreet investigation and subsequent prosecution.