The Ogun State Police Command has confirmed the clash between two rival cults at Oluwo area of Abeokuta, which left one person dead.
The State’s Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, in a statement indicated that when the police received a distress call, its officers moved into action and quickly brought the situation under control.
The statement said: “The timely intervention led to the arrest of a large number of suspected cultists who are now under investigation at the State Criminal investigation and intelligence department, Eleweran Abeokuta”.
Oyeyemi indicated as an organization, the police is saddled with the constitutional responsibilities of protecting lives and properties, adding that the State’s Police Command will not fold its hands and allow some disgruntled elements to make life unbearable for the residents.
“Contrary to the rumor being peddled on social media that cultists have taken over the city of Abeokuta, the Command wants to reiterate that the situation has been brought under control and our men are solidly on ground to checkmate the activities of these hoodlums.
“We have launched a serious clampdown operation against any known or suspected cult member not only in Abeokuta but the entire Ogun State. The Command therefore appeal to members of the public to disregard the panicking rumour peddled on social media and go about their lawful business without fear of molestation or harassment as the police assure them of their safety at all times” the statement advised.
Meanwhile, the Command has called on parents and guardians warned to call their children / wards to order as anybody caught involved in any act capable of undermining the security of the state will be dealt with in the most decisive manner.