Nigeria: Law Enforcement Apprehends Alleged Cultist in Ogun State

Nigeria: Law Enforcement Apprehends Alleged Cultist in Ogun State

By Ahmad Hadizat Omayoza, Mamos Nigeria

In a recent development reported by James Ogunnaike for Vanguard News on December 20, 2023, the Ogun State Command of the Nigeria Police successfully apprehended a 30-year-old suspected cultist identified as Ademuyiwa Sodiq Akanni, also known as “Mate,” in the Adigbe area of Abeokuta.

According to Omolola Odutola, the spokesperson for the command, the arrest was made following credible information received by the Anti-Cultism Unit. Acting swiftly, officers were deployed to the specified location on December 19, around 1200hrs.

During the operation, Ademuyiwa was caught, and a search revealed a locally made pistol along with a cartridge in his possession, both of which were recovered as exhibits. Although some other suspected cultists managed to evade capture, the unit is actively pursuing leads to track them down and ensure they face legal consequences.

Ademuyiwa, during interrogation, confessed to being a member of the proscribed Buccaneers confraternity, also known as “Alora.” His cooperation has proven valuable, providing information that will aid in locating other hideouts of the cult.

Emphasizing the commitment to eradicating cultism from the state, Odutola stated that the arrested suspect would be transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department for a thorough investigation. This process aims to gather additional evidence and uncover any potential connections to the cult group.

It is noteworthy that Vanguard News strives to provide accurate and timely information, and the opinions expressed in this article do not reflect the views of Vanguard newspapers or its employees.

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