Three suspected cultists have been arrested for r$ping and initiating a 15-year-old girl in Ogun state.
The three said to be members of the dreaded Eiye confraternity have now been identified.
A statement released by DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, spokesperson of the state police command, said the suspects, Daniel Njoku a.k.a Agege, Damilare Ogundiran, and Adebayo Olamilekan, were arrested following a report lodged at Ajuwon divisional headquarters by the mother of the victim, who reported that she sent her 15 years old daughter on an errand at Akute Odo area, but was waylaid on the road by Daniel Njoku, who forcefully took her to his gang at their hideout where the young girl was gang-r@ped, beaten and forcefully initiated into Eiye cult group.
The complainant further explained that her daughter was threatened by the suspects that she will be k!lled if she informed anybody about the incident.
‘‘Upon the report, the DPO Ajuwon division, SP Andrew Akinseye detailed his detectives to go after the hoodlums. The team, acting on a credible intelligence located the hideout of the group at Akute odo area, stormed the place and succeeded in arresting three members of the gang.
The suspects have confessed to the commission of the crime, they informed the police that they were desperately looking for more members to join their group especially female members, and that was what prompted them to do what they did.’‘ the spokesperson said.
Meanwhile, the commissioner of police, CP Lanre Bankole, has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspects to anti-cultists section of the state criminal investigation department for discreet investigation.