The Operatives of Ogun State Police Command on Sunday, September 11 arrested six(6) suspected members of Eiye cult group while attempting to kill a traditional ruler in his palace.
According to the state’s PPRO,Abimbola Oyeyemi, the suspects were arrested following a distress call received at Oja odan divisional headquarters from the Oba of Gbokoto land, Oba G.O Olukunle, at about 4:25 pm, that some cultists were about to kill him in his palace .
The spokeman identified the cultists as Michael Ayodele, Monday Samuel, Ademola Matthew, Hammed Jelili, Ogundele Ojeh and Sunkanmi Fadina were hired by the Monarch’s son to eliminate him.
”Upon the distress call, the DPO Oja- Odan division, quickly mobilized his men and moved to the palace, where they met the hoodlums shooting sporadically within the palace,the spokesman said
“The policemen engaged them in shootout and eventually subdued the cultists and got six amongst them arrested.
“On interrogation, the arrested suspects confessed being members of the dreaded Eiye confraternity.
“They also informed the police that, it was the son of the Oba who is now at large that invited them to come and eliminate his father because of an unresolved issue the Oba has been having with his mother.”
The police spokesperson further added that Items recovered from them include one locally made double barrel pistol, two live cartridges and one expended cartridge.
The son of the Oba escaped with another gun belonging to the group.
Meanwhile, the Ogun State Commissioner of Police, Lanre Bankole has ordered the immediate transfer of the six arrested men to the State CIID in Eleweran, Abeokuta, even as he ordered that the fleeing son of the traditional ruler be hunted, to bring him to justice.