No less than 116 suspected ‘Aye’ cult members were arrested in Ifo area of Ogun State over the weekend.
The suspects, consisting of 70 males and 46 females, were arrested at about 01: 42 a.m. on Saturday.
The Police had received intelligence on planned celebrations of their anniversary and mobilized to the scene.
“At about 01: 05hrs, based on intelligence received on the celebration of the 20th anniversary of Neo Black Movement, a.k.a Aye Confraternity, Ifo Forum, the Commissioner of Police directed the Tactical Unit and men from Ota Area Command to the scene.
“Surveillance was mounted and over 300 cult members were sighted. These included female invitees gathered for the celebration to mark Aye Day in Ogun State.
“On sighting the team of policemen who had already cordoned off the scene, they fled in different directions and 116 suspects were arrested, including 70 males and 46 females.”
Exhibits recovered from the scene during the operation include four axes, representing the symbol of their confraternity, weeds suspected to be Indian hemp, and cultist anniversary banners.
The Command noted that the suspects have been taken to the Eleweran Police Command Headquarters and are undergoing interrogation.
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