Ogun Police arrest 22 cultists, warn motorcycle unions against disturbance | The Guardian Nigeria News
Ogun State Law enforcement Command has uncovered a clandestine shift by some disgruntled features to infiltrate the motorbike unions and bring about a breach of general public peace in the point out.
Spokesperson for the state’s command, Abimbola Oyeyemi, in a assertion yesterday, said the team is professing to be a portion of a legally recognised motorcycle union in the condition devoid of any authorized backing.
According to him, in look at of this, the command wishes to reiterate its motivation to retaining peace and get as well as security of life and house of the superior and law-abiding citizens of the point out.
He stressed that only motorcycle unions that passed by way of the ordinary legislative procedures are lawfully recognised in the condition.
They are the Amalgamated Commercial Motorcycle Homeowners and Riders Association Of Nigeria (ACOMORAN), Articulated Bike Riders Affiliation Of Nigeria (AMORAN) and Rider and Owner of Motorbike organisation (ROMO)
He stated: “Anybody or team saying to be a faction of any of the previously mentioned-stated unions with the aim of creating pandemonium in the condition will confront the entire body weight of the law.
“As an organisation saddled with the responsibility of protecting regulation and buy, we will not fold our arms even though some faceless group will be generating lifestyle tricky for the excellent people today of the condition.
“The command confident the people of the state of adequate stability at all moments whilst going about their lawful
Meanwhile, a exclusive operation squad established up by the command to checkmate the latest cult-similar clashes in Abeokuta and pieces of the state has arrested no fewer than 22 cultists in distinct areas of the point out.
The arrested cultists, who have affirmed their membership of Aye and Eiye confraternities have been apprehended, when the squad stormed their hideouts at Mayas in Lafenwa and Oju Ogabra in Sapon spot of Abeokuta.
Some of the suspects had been also apprehended in Sagamu all through a comparable operation.
The Guardian learnt that all the arrested suspects are currently staying investigated to ascertain their roles in the cult war that engulfed the state lately, which claimed the life of some cult customers.
The condition Commissioner of Police, Lanre Bankole, recommended the swift reaction of the squad and urged them to just take the battle to the doorsteps of all known cultists in the state.
He appealed to users of the general public to always cooperate with the group by providing them essential information and facts that will greatly enhance their procedure since security is everybody’s organization.
The squad, whose operation will be coordinated by the Assistant Commissioner of Law enforcement (ACP) division of operations, is saddled with accountability for rapid response to any cult-connected difficulties and will be running 24 hrs a day.
The Commissioner of Police, Lanre Bankole, had though addressing the squad, mandated them to fish out customers of the issues-making cult teams in any component of the condition and offer with them in accordance with the provision of the regulation.
The CP, who described the routines of the cult groups as unacceptable, directed the squad to clamp down on any recognized member of this kind of groups, expressing the command will not fold her arms while disgruntled elements will be building existence unbearable for the law-abiding citizens of the condition.
The law enforcement commissioner also urged mothers and fathers and guardians to get in touch with their wards to buy as the struggle towards cultists is likely to be vicious in days to come.
He warned cultists in the condition to relocate or be prepared to confront the onslaught that is heading to be visited on them by the freshly designed squad and other standard policemen in the condition.
While assuring law-abiding citizens of their safety, Bankole appealed to the general public to inform the law enforcement whenever they discovered any unusual collecting suspected to be that of cultists in their vicinity with the assurance that these types of information will be handled with the utmost confidentiality.