Officers of the Nigeria Police Force in the Sagamu Local Government Area of Ogun State have disrupted the activities of members of a secret cult while they were trying to initiate new members to carry out their evil acts.
Three members of the group, identified respectively as Lekan Babatunde, Segun Owodunni and Musa Ibrahim were arrested at different locations of the area.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Muyiwa Adejobi, said the men, who were arrested on Saturday, had assembled at Oke-Oko for the initiation of some newly-recruited members.
Babatunde was arrested in the house of one Yusuf Mufutau, who is the leader of the cult. But he is at large.
“Items recovered from them include one locally-made single-barelled gun, live cartridges, cutlasses, photographs of some suspected members and a car with number plate, VF 117 KJA.”
The Commissioner of Police for Ogun State, Abdulmajid Ali, has instructed that the suspects be transferred to the Special Anti-Robbery Squad.
State security operatives are also not stepping up their fight against cultism which has found a new sort of energy, with a high record of killings already this year.
However Ogun State has recorded more activities from cultists compared to other south-west states in recent times.