ABEOKUTA – About 77 suspects were on Tuesday paraded by Ogun State Police Command for various degree of crimes.
Parading the suspects at the Police headquarters, Eleweran in Abeokuta, the Commissioner of Police, CP Kenneth Ebrimson said the arrest of the suspects was as a result of the command’s efforts in making the state a safe haven.
CP Ebrimson noted that, the command decided to step its crime fighting efforts by taking war against crime to the door steps of criminals in order not to give them any leverage to attack the good people of the state.
Among those paraded are 21 cult members of the outlawed Supreme Eiye Confraternity terrorizing the people of Elega/Adatan in Abeokuta and Ifo.
The Commissioner of Police while briefing newsmen explained that, the cult group at Ifo troop out in large numbers, causing damages to properties and inflicting severe injuries on unsuspecting members of the public with dangerous weapons.
Ebrimson added that, upon a tip-off, the DPO Ifo divisional Police station, led his team and embarked on a serious combing of a hideout at Surulere area of Ifo market where a total number nine suspected cultists were apprehended.
The commissioner said the remaining 12 cult members were arrested in Abeokuta where they were planning to launch a reprisal attack on their fellow cult rivals.
Fifty-six other suspects, who were arrested for armed robbery, murder, car snatching and illegal fabrication of firearms among others were also paraded by the Police.