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The Ogun State Police Command has arrested eight suspects over a bloody clash between two rival cult gangs in Ijebu Igbo on Wednesday, which resulted to the death of one person.
The police confirmed that the suspects were members of Aiye and Eiye confraternity.
Police Public Relations Officer of the command, Abimbola Oyeyemi, confirming their arrest, said that the suspects were picked up at their hideouts where they were holding a meeting in preparation for another attack.
He said immediately the report of the clash got to the notice of the state Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Iliyasu, he directed the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad and Anti-Cultist/Kidnapping sections to move in and apprehend the hoodlums.
He said, “The Officer-in-charge of FSARS, Uba Adam, and his team swung into action and embarked on a thorough investigation, adding that their efforts paid off when the hoodlums were discovered.
“They stormed the place and got eight of them arrested with various types of dangerous arms and ammunition.
“The suspects are Muyiwa Talabi, Tunde Adeyemi, Korede Pariosho, Dayo Johnson, Segun Saka, Niyi Adeshina, Micheal Oluwaseun and Afolabi Ismail.”
Oyeyemi added that through investigation, the police discovered that the duo of Talabi and Adeshina were the ones, who allegedly hacked the victim to death.
He said in a retaliatory move, their co-accomplice, who also played a prominent role in the killing, was traced to his house by the rival gang and killed on Friday morning before the police arrived at the place.