The leader of the Eiye Confraternity, Ogunnibi Hammed, was detained along other members on Sunday, by the Ogun state police command.
The command’s spokesperson SP Omolola Odutola provided a statement to Ogunwatch in Abeokuta on Monday that verified the arrest.
The suspects who were apprehended as a result of a coordinated effort between the Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team, the Anti-Cultism Unit (AKU), and the Obalende Division of the police force are known for their horrifying attacks against rival cult groups and spreading terror in a number of locations, including Odogbolu, Sagamu, Ijebu Ode, and Ilishan.
Other suspects apprehended were Sodipo Azeez, also known as Bintobo, Ilori Gbenga, Lamina Yusuf, Kolawole Rasaq, Adelaja Otusanya, Adeyemi Soneye, Oseni Toheeb, Thank God Naba, Lekan Qudus, Adelusi Omotayo, Timothy Monday AYOMIDE Ishmael, Oboje Jeremiah, Ayoola Oladayo, Jacob Chidi, John Innocent, Ayangbile Victor, and Jacob Sunday.
According to statement, the suspects also confessed to being active members of various cult groups.
Abiodun Alamutu, the state’s commissioner of police, has ordered a prompt inquiry into the detained suspect and potential legal action.