The police in Ogun State have arrested “a notorious and murderous cultist,” who was accused of terrorising Abeokuta and Ifo environs.
The suspect, who was identified by the State Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, as Rotimi Adebiyi (a.k.a Paracetamol), was nabbed on Saturday.
Oyeyemi said on Sunday that Adebiyi had been on the command’s wanted list, over “his role in several cult clashes in the State, which has led to the death of some members of another cult group.”
The suspect was reportedly arrested by the CSP Olanrewaju Kalejaye-led SWAT operatives in his hideout at Ifo.
“The suspect, a leader of Eiye cult group, used to come into Abeokuta metropolis to strike and always run back to his hideout in Ifo.
“The police operatives, acting on credible intelligence, stormed his place at about 1:30 am of Saturday 30th of April 2022, where he was apprehended,” Oyeyemi said.
It was learnt that a cut-to-size local pistol, a cutlass, one live cartridge, assorted criminal charms and weed suspected to be Indian hemp were recovered from the suspect.
In order to arraign the suspected cultist without further delay, the Commissioner of Police in Ogun, Lanre Bankole, has ordered a full scale investigation into the past activities of the suspect.