Operatives of the So-Safe Corps have arrested 32-year-old Emmanuel Victor, a gardener at one of the private universities in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, for alleged cultism and being in possession of ammunition.
The suspect was reportedly arrested alongside four other accomplices.
They were said to be terrorising a place called Rounder and other parts of the Abeokuta North Local Government, Area of the state.
The So-Safe state Commander, Soji Ganzallo, in a statement on Thursday, said the officers on duty at the Obasanjo Hilltop, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta, had arrested the private university gardener during a stop-and-search operation.
The So-Safe Corps quoted the man as saying that he works as a gardener at a private university (name withheld) in Abeokuta.
The suspect was said to have mentioned four of his fellow members of Aye Confraternity to include Isiaka Jimoh, 33; Oluwaseun Gabriel, 20; Ojeka Samuel, 19 and Adisa Rasheed, 19; who all live at Feyintolorun and Iyana Cele areas of Rounder, Abeokuta.
Ganzallo said, “The culprit revealed that one of his superiors in the cult group, Olumide Abdullah nicknamed ‘Maintain’, a resident of 5, Adehun, Iyana Cele, Rounder, asked him to get the ammunition.”
He said some members of the gang who have their base at Adogbon Shop, Rounder in Abeokuta, are currently at large.
“The culprits and the items recovered from them – three axes, five cutlasses, four scissors, one knife, one Islamic rosary and one spinner – have been transferred to the police Anti-Cultism Unit, Oke-Ijemo, Abeokuta for further investigation and onward transfer to the state Police Headquarters, Eleweran, Abeokuta,” Ganzallo added.