The police in Ogun State said they have arrested a “notorious Eiye confraternity leader” at the scene of a robbery operation.
The Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said the suspected cultist had been on the wanted list of the Ogun State Command before now.
According to Oyeyemi, the suspect, who was identified as a 26-year-old Akibu Tikare, was apprehended by policemen attached to Ogijo division on Saturday, October 24.
Tikare, it was learnt, “was arrested following a distress call received at Ogijo division at about 9:30pm that a group of armed robbers were operating between Gbaga and Kamalu area of Ogijo, robbing people of their belongings at gun point.”
On receiving the information, Oyeyemi said the DPO of Ogijo Division, CSP Muhammed Suleiman Baba, quickly led his men to the scene and got the suspect arrested with the aid of some members of the vigilante group.
Oyeyemi told newsmen that other members of the group, who the suspect claimed came from Ikorodu and Owutu area of Lagos State, had escaped.
“Some of the victims have identified him as one of those that robbed them of their property including but not limited to phones and cash,” it was said.
Our correspondent reports that the suspect was nabbed with a locally made double-barrelled short gun.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, Cp Edward A. Ajogun has directed the transfer of the suspect to the State CIID, while ordering that the escaped suspects be tracked.