The Ogun State Police Command has apprehended Bolaji Ogunkemaya, a suspected cult member, in a gruesome discovery of four deceased individuals within the same room. This chilling incident unfolded in Sagamu town, where ongoing clashes between rival cult gangs have left a trail of violence and death, claiming over 20 lives in recent days.
Ogunkemaya is among the seven suspects detained in connection with the deadly confrontations, which authorities believe originated from a dispute over the distribution of commission payments related to a land transaction between the Aiye and Eiye gang factions.
The police revealed that the lifeless bodies of the four victims were found alongside Ogunkemaya in the same room. Ogun State Police Command spokesperson, SP Omolola Odutola, issued a statement announcing the arrest and subsequent discoveries.
According to the statement, Ogunkemaya disclosed to the police that the cult gang’s leader, known as Azubuike, alias “BETTER,” had been apprehended by the Sagamu Area Commander approximately two weeks ago. The other suspects taken into custody were identified as Asaiye Omolaja, Azeez Nofiu, and Mathew Adewale. However, one individual named Wasiu managed to evade capture during the operation conducted by the police in Sagamu.
The arrests followed a raid initiated by the Ogun State Police Command in Sagamu, led by ACP Shehu Alao, in collaboration with the Vigilante Group of Nigeria (VGN). This operation aimed to address the violence that led to the tragic deaths of four individuals in the Ewu Iya and Sakura areas of the town on Sunday.
SP Omolola Odutola emphasized, “This operation was carried out in response to a report of a clash between two rival cult groups, namely Aiye and Eiye confraternity, resulting in the death of over twenty individuals as at the time of this report.”
During the raid, law enforcement authorities recovered a firearm, three live cartridges, and a criminal charm from the suspects. Bolaji Ogunkemaya’s presence at the crime scene alongside the lifeless victims underscores the gravity of the situation.
The Commissioner of Police, CP Alamutu Abiodun Mustapha, personally visited Sagamu on Monday morning to assess the situation and profile all the apprehended suspects. He conveyed a stern warning to all cultists in Ogun State, stating that their activities would no longer be tolerated. CP Mustapha declared a zero-tolerance policy towards senseless killings and vowed that none of these cultists would escape justice.