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Police arrests 11 suspected members of Aiye cult in Ogun

11 suspected members of Aiye cult group at Sango Ota, Ogun state have been arrested by the police.

The suspects were arrested after policemen from Sango Ota Divisional Headquarters received a tip off that the suspects who had been accused of being responsible for series of cult clashes were preparing for another round of violence in the community.

Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi who confirmed the arrest in a statement in Abeokuta said the arrest was successful with the assistance of other security agencies.

Mr Oyeyemi said the suspects had confessed to be members of the dreaded group and alleged that substances suspected to be Indian hemp, Colorado and Bonky were recovered from the suspects.

Commissioner of Police, Lanre Bankole has directed that the suspects be transferred to Anti cultists unit of the state Criminal Investigation Departments for discreet investigation and diligent prosecution.

Reporting by Olusegun Folarin; Editing by Muzha Kucha