Four Suspected members of the Eiye Confraternity in Iwesi, Ijebu-Ode Local Government Area of Ogun State have been apprehended by the Ogun State Police Command.
The suspected cultists were arrested by the police while planning an attack at their hideout on Wednesday.
The suspects who were identified as Tunde Olabinjo, 22; Raheem Ibrahim, 28; Tawaq Azeez, 31; and Bisoye Ajayi, were apprehended at their hideout by men of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said in a statement on Wednesday that the arrest was as a result of information received by the command that some members of the group were holding a meeting in a hideout in Iwesi.
He stated, “On receiving the information, the Commissioner of Police, Bashir Makama, gave a marching order to the officer-in-charge of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, CSP Tijani Muhammed, to move into the area and nip the planned attack in the bud.
“In compliance with the CP’s directive, a team of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad stormed the hideout, where four members of the group were arrested.”
The PPRO added that some weapons were recovered from the hoodlums, including a cut-to-size single-barrelled gun, a locally-made pistol and one axe.