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Police Arrest 3-Cult Members over Rape, Other Criminal Acts

The Nigerian police have arrested three suspects charged with rape and forceful initiation of females to a cult. The Police Spokesperson, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, in a statement on Sunday in Ota, Ogun, said the suspects were arrested on June 30 in the Ajuwon area of the state. The names of the suspects are Daniel Njoku (a.k.a Agege),and Adebayo Olamilekan, Damilare Ogundiran.

Police Arrest Cult Members for Raping and Forcefully Imitating a Lady

He explained further that they were arrested following a report lodged at Ajuwon Police Divisional Headquarters by the mother of the victim. According to the 15-year-old victim’s mother, she said she sent her 15 years old daughter on an errand in the Akute Odo area, but was allegedly waylaid by Daniel Njoku.

And Njoku forcefully took her to his gang at their hideout where the young girl was gang-raped, beaten and forcefully initiated into the Eiye cult group. The complainant further explained that her daughter was threatened by the suspects and that she would be killed if she dared inform anybody about the incident.

Police Arrest 3-Cult Members Over Rape, Other Criminal Acts
Police Arrest 3-Cult Members over Rape, Other Criminal Acts

Immediately after the police got the information the police launched an attack on the hideout of the group in the Akute Odo area. They were able to arrest three members of the gang. The three then confessed to the commission of the crime and informed the police that they were desperately looking for more members to join their group, especially female members, and this prompted them to do what they did. 

Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, Lanre Bankole, has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspects to the anti-cult section of the state Criminal Investigation Department for discreet investigation.

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