The Ogun State Police Command has arrested eight students for allegedly belonging to the Black Scorpion Cult Group in Kara area of Sagamu Local Government Area in Ogun State.
Muyiwa Adejobi, the Ogun police spokesperson, revealed to journalists on Sunday, November 15 that the suspects were rounded up during a cult initiation ceremony.
Among the arrested suspects are 18 year old Isa Suleiman and Adegba Michael while the remaining six who are below age 18 would have their names withheld.
The police spokesperson reported: “The suspects, who were arrested by police operatives attached to Sagamu Division, with the help of members of Vigilante Services of Ogun state , were caught in the act of initiating another student of their school, Remo Divisional High School Kara Sagamu, in a nearby bush around the area on Friday at about 1200hrs.”
Mr Adejobi believes that the arrest of the teenage cultists sheds light on the resolve of the Commisioner of Police, Abdulmajid Ali, to fight cultism in the state.
Since the arrest, the commissioner ordered that thye suspects be transferred to the Department of Criminal and Intelligence at Eleweran in Abeokuta, the state capital for further investigation and prosecution.