Police arrests Cultist while attacking hotel lodgers

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The suspect
The suspect

Operatives of the Ogun State Police command have arrested an alleged notorious member of the dreaded EIye confraternity, Esuruoso Tunde.

Spokesman of the Ogun State Police command, Abimbola Oyeyemi, who made this known said the suspect was arrested in the early hours of Monday (today) 29th of November 2021.

Oyeyemi said he was arrested while attacking lodgers at LADIS hotel, located at Ebenezer junction, Obantoko area of Abeokuta.

The arrest according to him was made following a distress call received by the policemen attached to Obantoko Divisional Headquarters, that the said hotel was under attack by suspected cultists.

He noted that upon the distress call, the Divisional Police Officer for the Division, Ignatius Alimiekena, quickly mobilized his patrol team and moved to the scene.

He added that the hotel premises was there and then cordoned off by the policemen, making it difficult for the hoodlums who have mingled with the customers to get out of the premises.

Oyeyemi said search was properly conducted on everybody in the premises and a locally fabricated double barrel short gun with one expended cartridge was found on Esuruoso Tunde.

The Spokesman said on interrogation, the suspect confessed been a member of Eye confraternity and that the gun was handed over to him by one of his colleagues simply known as “Scatter”.

The State Police Commissioner, Lanre Bankole, according to Oyeyemi has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to anti-cultists section of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for discreet investigation, while he also directed that his other accomplices must be hunted for and brought to justice.

The Commissioner therefore warned hoteliers to be wary of those they will be accommodating in their facilities, as any hotel found to be harbouring criminals will be decisively dealt with in accordance with the the provisions of the law.

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