At least six persons have been apprehended over housebreaking, cultism, and illegal possession of firearms by Amotekun in Ogun state.
The state’s Commander of Amotekun, David Akinremi, made this known in Abeokuta on Wednesday.
He said the trio of Azeez Wasiu, Azeez Adeyemi, and Atunrase Tobi were arrested in Ijebu Igbo for conspiracy, housebreaking, theft, and unlawful possession of firearms.
He said Wasiu and Adeyemi were arrested at the residence of one Alalukurani Amidu at No 3, Ipase Street, Ojowo, Ijebu Igbo, Ogun State, where they gained entrance through the visitors’ toilet and stole household items.
He said, “On interrogation, the two suspects confessed to their membership of the Eiye cult group, having been initiated at different times in 2020 and 2021. They also admitted being members of a robbery gang operating in some parts of Ijebu-Ode and gave the name of other members of the gang as Atunrase Tobi, Balogun Lanre, and Adesanya Yussuf, while a locally made pistol was recovered from them.’’