The Police Command in Ogun State on Sunday said it had arrested a suspected notorious cultist, Rotimi Adebiyi (a.k.a Na Paracetamol), believed to have been terrorising Abeokuta and Ifo environs of the state.
The command’s spokesperson, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, made this known in a statement issued in Ota, Ogun.
Oyeyemi said the suspect, who had been on the wanted list of the command, was eventually arrested by CSP Olanrewaju Kalejaye-led Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Squad in his hideout at Ifo area.
He said that the arrest followed the suspect’s role in several cult clashes, which allegedly led to the death of some members of another cult group.
“The suspect, a leader of Eiye cult, used to come into the Abeokuta metropolis to strike and go back to his hideout in Ifo.
“The police operatives, acting on credible intelligence, stormed his place at about 1.30 a.m. on Saturday, April 30, where he was apprehended.
“Recovered from him are one locally made pistol, one live cartridge, assorted criminal charms, weed suspected to be Indian hemp and a cutlass,” he said.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, Lanre Bankole, has ordered a full-scale investigation into the past activities of the suspect, with a view of prosecuting him as soon as possible.