The Ogun State Police Command has arrested a notorious member of the dreaded Eiye confraternity, Olamide Olabode.
The command disclosed this in a statement issued on Saturday and posted on its Twitter handle.
It said Olamide was nabbed by operatives on way to launch an attack with other members of his group.
According to the statement, the suspect was arrested on the 23rd of October 2022, at Oke-iganmu area of Ilaro/Papalanto road, while the patrol team from Ilaro division were on routine patrol of area and sighted the suspect and two others on a Bajaj motorcycle.
The statement reads, “The suspect who was sitting at the back quickly jumped down from the motorcycle and ran into the bush with a bag.
“He was hotly chased and arrested, while the other two sped off on the motorcycle. On searching the bag with him, two locally made short guns, four live cartridges, one knife and weeds suspected to be indian hemp were recovered there in.
“On interrogation, the suspect confessed been a leading member of Eiye cult group, and that they were heading to Agodo village for operation.
“Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, CP Lanre Bankole, has directed that the suspect be transferred to anti cultist unit of the State Criminal Investigation Departments for discreet investigation.”