LAGOS, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA) – Operatives of the So-Safe Corps have arrested 32-year-old Emmanuel Victor, a gardener in a private universities in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, for alleged cultism and possession of ammunition.
Victor, the suspect, was reportedly arrested alongside four other accomplices.
The So-Safe Corps arrested the accused after learning that they were among those terrorizing Rounder and other areas of the Abeokuta North Local Government in Ogun State.
Soji Ganzallo, the So-Safe State Commander, in a statement, revealed that the private university gardener was detained during a stop-and-search operation by the corps officers on guard duty at Obasanjo Hilltop, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta.
Ganzallo said Victor, a resident of Feyintolorun Community, Rounder, Abeokuta North, was searched at the access gate of the estate and he was found with four live ammunitions in his possession.
According to Ganzallo, Victor confessed during preliminary investigation that the ammunition was found on him while he was returning from the residence of his employer situated within the Obasanjo Hilltop.
According to the suspect, who was quoted by the So-Safe Corps, he works as a gardener at a private institution in Abeokuta (name withheld).
According to reports, the suspect listed Messrs. Isiaka Jimoh, 33; Oluwaseun Gabriel, 20; Ojeka Samuel, 19; and Adisa Rasheed, 19 as his fellow members of Aye Confraternity, all of whom reside in the Feyintolorun and Iyana Cele sections 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.
“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.”
He added that the group could have secured a rifle if not for the cashless policy that made them spend the N20,000 generated for the purpose.
Some members of the group, which Ganzallo said has its base at Adogbon Shop, Rounder in Abeokuta, are currently at large.