Three alleged cultists arrested with two pistols at MAPOLY students' graduating event - NIGERIAN NEWSORBIT


Thursday, December 16, 2021

Three alleged cultists arrested with two pistols at MAPOLY students' graduating event

Three suspected members of a dreaded cult group who were said to have been terrorizing Abeokuta metropolis have been arrested by men of ogun state police command, while trying to force their way into the venue of an event organized by graduating students of Moshood Abiola Polytechnic (MAPOLY) Ojere Abeokuta.

The alleged cultists according to statement from the Spokesman of the state police command, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi are  Abdul Jelili of Agura street, Enugada Abeokuta, Oluwatosin Olanrewaju of Saraki area Adigbe Abeokuta and Yussuf Odesanya of no 1 Moses Ajulo street Alakuko Lagos.

They were said to have been apprehended while search was being conducted on those coming to attend the sign out program of the MAPOLY students at Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library, Abeokuta.

The security personnel were said to have first arrested Abdul Jelili with a locally made pistol loaded with a live cartridge, while trying to force his way into the venue.

The DPO Kemta Division, CSP Sunday Opebiyi who was at the scene with his men later sighted the duo of Oluwatosin Olanrewaju and Yussuf Odesanya, who were moving in suspicious manner and he ordered that they should be searched as well. 

On searching the bag with them, another locally made pistol and five live cartridges were  recovered there in.

The police disclosed further that during interrogation, the three suspects, who are not students of any institution were unable to give satisfactory account of their mission in the place and how they come about the guns found with them.

Preliminary investigation was said to have revealed that they are part of the hoodlums disturbing the peace of Abeokuta in recent time.

 They were said to be connected with series of armed robbery and cult related cases in the town.

Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, CP Lanre Bankole, has directed that the suspects be transferred to state criminal investigation and intelligence department for discreet investigation.

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