Police Arrest Cultist With Gun During Attack On Hotel In Abeokuta

Police Arrest Cultist With Gun During Attack On Hotel In Abeokuta

Operatives of the Ogun State Police Command have arrested a suspected member of the dreaded Eiye Confraternity, Esuruoso Tunde, for allegedly attacking lodgers at a hotel in Abeokuta, the state capital.

The suspect was said to have been arrested on Monday at the Ladis Hotel, Ebenezer Junction, Obantoko, Abeokuta.

This was disclosed in a statement on Monday by the Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, adding that the suspect was arrested following a distress call received by policemen attached to the Obantoko divisional headquarters.

The PPRO explained that the police were informed that the hotel was under attack by suspected cultists, and that the Obantoko Divisional Police Officer, SP Ignatius Alimiekena, mobilised a patrol team and moved to the scene.

“The hotel premises were then cordoned off by the policemen, making it difficult for the hoodlums who had mingled with the customers to get out of the premises.

“A search was properly conducted on everybody on the premises and a locally-fabricated double-barrelled shotgun with one expended cartridge was found on Esuruoso Tunde.

“On interrogation, the suspect confessed to being a member of the Eiye Confraternity, and that the gun was handed over to him by one of his colleagues simply known as Scatter,” the police spokesman added.

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