The Ogun State Police Command said yesterday that it had arrested three teenagers in Apeti area of Agbara for cultism.
In a statement sent to journalists in Abeokuta, the Ogun State, the Police Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi said the command’s anti-crime team led by the Divisional Police Officer Ayo Sonubi arrested the cultists.
According to Adejobi, 16-year-old Sodiq Akeem, a Senior Secondary School 1of Agbara High School, Adeniyi Clement, 14, a vulcaniser and Rilwan Aina, 14, an apprentice tailor were caught with a locally made pistol and cartridges where they were holding a meeting in preparation for an operation.
“These young boys who are so deep in cultism have confessed to be members of Eiye confraternity,” Adejobi said.
The Commissioner of Police, Okoye Ikemefuna has therefore ordered a thorough investigation into the matter to ensure their other members are arrested as well.
He advised parents and guardians to warn their children or wards against cultism.
“The same goes to the school authorities particularly secondary schools in the area,” Ikemefuna added.