Two suspected cultists have been arrested by the members of the Ogun State Police Command in connection with the alleged killings of 20 people.
The suspects were arrested in Ota and Ifo areas of the state. The Police Zonal Spokesperson, Muyiwa Adejobi has confirmed the arrests, he said “Operatives of the Zonal Intervention Squad, Zone 2 Command, have arrested two suspected cultists for their involvement in the killings of more than twenty members of their gang (Aiye confraternity aka Black Axe) and rival gang (Eye Confraternity) in Ota and Ifo areas of Ogun State”
He added that the arrested suspects have confessed to many killings including the murder of one Niyi aka Neyo, the then number 1 of the Aiye confraternity in Ifo. Niyi was axed to death by the duo and some others still at large at the Western City Street in Ifo, Ogun State, on March 29.
The men arrested have been identified as Sheriff Afeeri and Owoseeni Wasiu, and they were arrested with an axe, some other dangerous weapons and the logo of Aiye Confraternity.
“The Assistant Inspector-General of Police in charge of Zone 2 Command, Lagos, AIG Abdulmajid Ali, has directed proper investigation into the case and apprehension of other members of the gang who have been linked with series of killings in the area and in Ogun State in general,” Mr Adejobi said.
He said those arrested and others at large will be treated as murderers.