Ogun Police Arrests Four Female Minors, Nine Others During Cult Initiation
September 06, 2022
The Ogun State Police Command has arrested no fewer than four underage female girls and nine others during cult initiation in the state.
Other male members of the suspected group were said to be in their early teens, and their leader was the oldest at 19 years of age.
All the suspects were said to be residents of Mosunmore Village near Kobape in Abeokuta, the state capital.
The state Police Commissioner, Ahmed Iliyasu disclosed that detectives attached to Owode-Egba Police Divisional Headquarters, led by the Divisional Police Officer (DPO), Shehu Alao, swung into action and succeeded in smoking them out of their camp during initiation of another set of girls.
Iliyasu, while speaking to newsmen yesterday disclosed that on Monday 28 August at about 6:30 pm, a woman raised alarm to the Baale of Mosunmore Village near Kobape, here in Abeokuta, to the effect that her daughter went out late a day previous.
“Apparently disturbed by the said outing, the woman pestered her daughter who later confessed that she was initiated into a cult group, a development the woman found difficult to conceal to herself and alerted the community head who, in turn called in my men.
“Consequently, officers of Owode-Egba Division stormed the area and successfully apprehended the 13 youngsters in the process of initiating yet another set of underaged girls”, he said.
He further said that the girls were all primary six school leavers and that they confessed to being lured into the group by the boys.
On his part, the leader of the group popularly called “Penalty Guys”, Tunde Adio, narrated that he was initiated by Tosin, also a resident of the community in January, 2017.
According to him, they came about their own group’s name during the last Easter celebration when his third-in-command, 13-year-old Adewale Raphael’s church was organizing a picnic.