Police operatives attached to the Ogijo division in Ogun state have arrested a notorious Eiye confraternity leader at the scene of a robbery operation.
The Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, who made this announcement also said the suspected cultist has been on the wanted list of the Ogun State Command before now.
According to Oyeyemi, the suspect, identified as 26 years old Akibu Tikare, was apprehended by Policemen on Saturday, October 24.
CRIMECHANNELS learnt that the suspect was arrested following a distress call received at Ogijo division at about 9:30pm that a group of armed robbers were operating between Gbaga and Kamalu area of Ogijo, robbing people of their belongings at gun point.
On receiving the information, Oyeyemi said the DPO of Ogijo Division, CSP Muhammed Suleiman Baba, quickly mobilized his men to the scene and got the suspect arrested with the aid of some members of the vigilante group.
Oyeyemi said that other members of the group, who the suspect claimed came from Ikorodu and Owutu area of Lagos State, had escaped.
According to Oyeyemi, some of the victims have identified him as one of those that robbed them of their properties.
Oyeyemi also said that a locally made double-barrelled short gun was recovered from the suspect upon arrest.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police in Ogun state, Cp Edward A. Ajogun has directed the transfer of the suspect to the State CIID for further interrogation, while ordering that the runaway suspects be tracked and arrested.