No fewer than 120 cultists have been arrested in the last three months, of whom 100 have been placed on remand throughout the state, according to Sola Subair, the Special Advisor on Security to Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State.
The state administration would not tolerate troublemakers, according to Subair, a retired Assistant Inspector-General of Police, who also declared that there was an all-out battle on cultism.
He made these remarks on Friday while meeting in security with Oba Babatunde Ajayi, the Akarigbo and supreme ruler of Remoland. Awolowo Ajogun, a retired commissioner of police, who serves as the governor’s security consultant, Biyi Odubote, Senior Special Assistant on Security, Divisional Police Officers in Sagamu, and a few traditional chiefs and rulers were also there.
The purpose of the meeting, according to Subair, was to brief the monarch on the security situation in Remoland, particularly Sagamu, which has recently been used as a battlefield by opposing cult groups, resulting in fatalities.
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He declared, “The governor has remained steadfast in his determination to deal decisively with anyone attempting to disturb the peace in any part of the state by using the tools of the law.” Over the past three months, cult members have been detained in numbers no less than 120, with 100 of them being placed under judicial remand. Remoland’s property and person security has significantly improved.
The governor was praised by the Akarigbo for his efforts in making sure that everyone in the state was secure.