By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan
Thirty suspected Secret cultists and four suspected kidnappers are now in the net of the Oyo State Police.
This was disclosed on Thursday by the State Commissioner of Police, CP Vivian Ngozi Onadeko while briefing newsmen on the recent activities of the command at the Oyo state Police Command headquarters in Eleyele area of Ibadan
CP Onadeko disclosed that the suspected 30 cultists were arrested during raids conducted by men of the Oyo state Police command on two occasions at Soka area as well as Adamasingba in Ibadan
“On 18/04/2021 and today 22nd April, 2021, a careful simultaneous raid at separate locations based on credible information and strategic intelligence gathering, has led to the apprehension of some suspected cultist specialized in; Armed Robbery, rape and other gang related offences at Jaskot Hotel, Soka Area of Ibadan and NW9 Hotel, Akintola street via Adamasingba Area of Ibadan respectively.” she said.
CP Onadeko gave names of the arrested suspected Secret cultists as Bolaji Olamilekan Israel ‘m’ (31yrs, Christopher Njoku ‘m’ 25 years, Gbolahan Adeyemi ‘m’ 19 years, Ademola Akinkunmi ‘m’ 26 years, Faith Ominka ‘f’ 22 years, David Asuquo ‘m’ 21 years, Adebiyi Yusuf ‘m’ 23 years, Ibrahim Lukman ‘m’ 25 years. Olasupo Opeyemi ‘m’ 27 years, Afolabi Idris ‘m’ 25 years , Monsuru Jamal ‘m’ 23 years, Oladunni Gbolahan ‘m’ 24 years, Muritala Azeez ‘m’ 29 years Uba Emeka Jeromi ‘m’ 20 years, and Yusuf Sulaimon ‘m’ aged 22 years.
The Oyo CP gave names of other suspected Cultists as Akinyemi Segun ‘m’ aged 28 years, Toheeb Hammed ‘m’ aged 22 years, Philip Adeleye ‘m’ aged 28 years, Ibrahim Adewale ‘m’ aged 23 years, Aliu Mufutau ‘m’ aged 27 years, Fred Christopher ‘m’ aged 21 years, Olanlokun Quozeem ‘m’ aged 22 years, . Ibrahim Abiola ‘m’ aged 26 years, Michael Omotayo ‘m’ aged 26 years , Arize Iheme ‘m’ aged 26 years, Ibrahim Sheidu ‘m’ aged 25 years, . Tobi Morakinyo ‘m’ aged 25 years, Egbonwon Sunday ‘m’ aged 25 yearss Akorede Edris ‘m’ aged 22 years and Owolabi Razak ‘m’ aged 25 years
According to CP Onadeko, exhibits recovered from the suspect included four HP Laptops, One Gas cylinder (5 kg), Twenty-five wrap of substance suspected to be Indian hemp, Three Cizza pots, Twenty live cartridges, Ten expended cartridges, One locally made barrel gun, some spiritual soaps and perfumes, some black concoction, 30 exotic Handsets, Plenty Phone Chargers Cash sum of Twenty-nine thousand, nine hundred and seventy naira only (#29,970.00).
Commenting on the arrested suspected kidnappers, she stated that three suspects Samuel Oga ‘m’ aged 25 years, Christian Abunka ‘m’ aged 45 years and Sheu Babangida ‘m’ aged 55 years were arrested along Ayete, Igangan, Lanlate, Eruwa, Igboora, Tapa and environ and that the trip have confessed to be involved in the crime and their confessional statement is helping to immediately arrest other syndicate members still at large.
CP Onadeko added that another suspected kidnapper,Abubakar Rico ‘m’ aged 25yrs was arrested by the police over the arrest of a farmer in Idere and that the exhibits found with him are Four bottles of Cocaco, Two packets of cigarettes, Two loaves of bread and jeans trouser, Black T shirts , a Cap and a Pullover.
The CP stated that other suspects arrested by the command included armed robbery suspects among others.