Ogun police have arrested three persons after they allegedly forced a young man to drink blood during cult initiation.
The State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, disclosed this on Saturday in a statement.
He said a young man, Celestin Oyebuchi complained that some people suspected to be cultists forced him to drink blood and tortured him to join their group.
Oyeyemi said Oyebuchi added that he was abducted by three cultists and taken to an uncompleted building for the initiation into their confraternity.
The PPRO said the suspects were arrested on Thursday following a report by the victim, Oyebuchi, that three members of the Supreme Vikens confraternity forced him to join their cult group, according to the PUNCH.
The PPRO said, “He stated further that, the suspects after torturing him, gave him blood to drink as a sign of initiation.
“Upon the report, the DPO Igbesa division, SP Abayomi Adeniji, quickly mobilized his men and went after the suspects. They were subsequently apprehended at their hideouts within the Igbesa community.
“On interrogation, the three suspects confessed being members of Supreme Vikens confraternity, they confessed further that they were looking for more members to join them which led them to the abduction of the complainant who may not want to join them through persuasion.”
Oyeyemi, however, said the Commissioner of Police, Edward Ajogun, has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspects to the Anti Cultists section of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for discreet investigation.
He added that the Commissioner warned that war against cultism in the state is a continuous one.
According to him, the Commissioner of Police said there is an opportunity for those who want to renounce their membership to do so before the long arms of the law caught up with them.
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