Police arrest two for forceful initiation of OOU student into cult group

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The suspects
The suspects

Sanusi Lateef

Two suspected members of Eiye cult group have been arrested by men of the Ogun State Police command for allegedly forcefully initiating a student into their group.

Spokesman of the State Police command, Abimbola Oyeyemi who made this known said the suspects were arrested on Friday, 19th of November, 2021.
Oyeyemi said the suspects, Owoseni Gbemisola and Ogunsola Ayo were arrested following a report by a 21 years old student of Olabisi Onabanjo University (name withheld), who reported at Ago Iwoye Police Divisional Headquarters that he was lured to Ijebu Igbo by one Yemi Justice, nicknamed JP under the pretence of going for a job.

He added that the victim said on getting to Ijebu Igbo, the said Yemi alongside Owoseni Gbemisola and Ogunsola Ayo blindfolded him, beat him and forced him to be initiated into Eiye confraternity.

Oyeyemi said following the report, the Divisional Police Officer for Ago Iwoye Division, Noah Adekanye, detailed his detectives to go after the suspects and bring them to book.

He noted that the detectives there and then embarked on intelligence surveillance for the suspects, and their efforts paid off when Owoseni Gbemisola was sighted in Ago Iwoye where he was still threatening to get back to the complainant in order to bring him to their fold either he likes or not.

Oyeyemi said he was promptly arrested by the operatives who unknown to him were lurking around, adding that his arrest led to the apprehension of his accomplice Ayo Ogunsola who was traced and apprehended in their hideout, while Yemi Justice who has since took to flight is being hunted for.

The State Police Commissioner, Lanre Bankole according to the spokesman, has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspects to State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for discreet investigation, with the view to charge them to court as soon as possible.

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