#Cultist Flees As Police Launch Manhunt After Ogun Undergraduates Forceful Initiation

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Operatives of Ogun State Police Command have arrested two suspected members of Eiye cult group for forcefully initiating a student into the group.

The suspects, Owoseni Gbemisola and Ogunsola Ayo, were arrested on Friday, following a report by a 21-year-old student of Olabisi Onabanjo university (name withheld).

The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, disclosed this in a statement on Sunday.

Oyeyemi said the victim reported at Ago Iwoye divisional headquarters that he was lured to Ijebu Igbo by one Yemi Justice aka JP under the pretense of going for a job.

The PPRO said, “On getting to Ijebu Igbo, the said Yemi alongside Owoseni Gbemisola and Ogunsola Ayo blindfolded him, beat him and forced him to be initiated into Eiye confraternity.

“Upon the report, the DPO, Ago Iwoye division, SP Noah Adekanye, detailed his detectives to go after the suspects and bring them to book.

“The detectives there and then embarked on intelligence surveillance for the suspects, and their efforts paid off when Owoseni Gbemisola was sighted in Ago-Iwoye where he was still threatening to get back to the complainant in order to bring him to their fold either he likes or not.

“He was promptly arrested by the operatives who unknown to him were lurking around.

“His arrest led to the apprehension of his accomplice, Ayo Ogunsola, who was traced and apprehended in their hideout, while Yemi Justice, who has since taken to flight is being hunted for.”

Oyeyemi said the Commissioner of Police, Lanre Bankole, has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspects to state Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for discreet investigation, with a view to charging them to court as soon as possible.

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