Six suspected members of Eiye cult group were on Sunday 11th of September 2022, arrested by men of Ogun state Police Command, while attempting to kill a traditional ruler in his palace.
This was disclosed in a statement on Monday by the state command’s spokesman, Abimbola Oyeyemi.
He said the suspects, Michael Ayodele, Monday Samuel, Ademola Matthew, Hammed Jelili, Ogundele Ojeh and Sunkanmi Fadina were arrested following a distress call received at Oja Odan divisional headquarters from the Oba of Gbokoto land, Oba G.O Olukunle, at about 4:25 pm, that some cultists were about to kill him in his palace .
Upon the distress call, according to the statement, the DPO Oja- Odan division, quickly mobilized his men and moved to the palace, where they met the hoodlums shooting sporadically within the palace.
The policemen engaged them in shootout and eventually subdued the cultists and got six amongst them arrested.
The statement said on interrogation, the arrested suspects confessed being members of the dreaded Eiye confraternity, they also informed the police that, it was the son of the Oba who is now at large that invited them to come and eliminate his father because of an unresolved issue the Oba has been having with his mother.