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Police parade cultists, car theft syndicate in Osun

By Micheal Ofolue Osogbo

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The Osun State Police Command has confirmed the arrest of four persons for alleged membership of secret cults and four members of a car theft syndicate.

Addressing journalists during a press briefing and suspects’ parade at the police command, DCP Hope Okafor said that the suspects arrested for cultism were nabbed along Idi-Omo area, Osogbo

“They are; Adejumo Boluwatife, male, 20 years, Adisa Lateef, male, 23; Gbolahan Oladipupo, male, 25 and Adeagbo Musiliu aka Omo Oshodi, male, 20.

“On February 7, 2024 at about 6:30pm, acting on a tip-off, the following suspected cultists were apprehended along Idi-Omo Area, Osogbo, one Agboola Abeed ‘m’ popularly known as Emir and Adeagbo Musibau ‘m’ popularly known as Omo Oshodi.

“During the interrogation, suspects confessed to be members of Eiye confraternity who have been terrorizing the citizens around Idi-Omo in Osogbo. They will be charged to court after the completion of investigation,” Okafor said.

Parading the car theft syndicate, DCP Okafor revealed that they were apprehended by a team of anti-kidnapping operatives acting upon credible intelligence.

She identified the suspects as, Temitope Oke, ‘M’, 33; Wasiu Hammed, ‘M’, 19; Olamilekan Yusuf, male, 21 and Julius Wuraola, 28, ‘F’.

“On February 7, 2024 at about 1:00am, a team of Anti-kidnapping operatives upon receiving a credible intelligence, intercepted a four-man gang of suspected car theft syndicate along Osunjela, Ilesha road, while enroute to Kabba Kogi State to sell the stolen cars.

“Preliminary interrogation revealed that they operated under the guise of gear mechanics and subsequently steals their unsuspecting customers’ cars.

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 “The cars recovered include one 2014 Toyota Camry white in colour with number plate LAGOS LSR 935 JC; one 2010 Toyota Camry, red in colour unregistered; one 2005 Honda Accord gold colour with number plate FST 917 BF Lagos and one 2010 Toyota Camry black colour.”

Okafor also disclosed that investigation was still ongoing to recover other cars in their possession and possible arrest of other members of the syndicate.

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