Cultists Arrested During Initiation Ceremony In Ondo State

At least 15 suspected secret cult members have been arrested by police in Akure‎, Ondo State. The suspects were arrested during Christmas and New Year celebrations in the state capital. A police officer was also killed by the cultists in December.

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The state Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Femi Joseph, revealed that the suspected cultists were arrested at different locations within the Akure metropolis. He listed names of suspects as Olamiju Abiodun (25), Adejuyigbe Josua (22), Tayo Agboola (22), Orebe Boluwaji (33), Oluwadar Akinbobola (17), Oluwaseun Olajide (21), Adesina Olasunkanmi (18) and Alaba Raji (19). Others are – Ajibola Olanrewaju (25), John Isaac (18), Haruna Friday (18), Omotoso Shina (26), Ekene Ereozo (25), Mathew Ogu (36) and Uche Odoh (30).

Joseph said, “The suspects were arrested at different locations in Akure. During the routine patrol of our men to ensure that we had peaceful Christians and New Year celebration, the suspects were arrested in their different hideouts in the town.

“Some of them were arrested during the initiations of new members into their cult groups while some were arrested while holding meetings.”