Police Uncover Ritualists’ Den in Ogun


Sheriff Balogun in Abeokuta

Sango Divisional Police Headquarters, Ogun State on Saturday uncovered ritualists’ den in Iyana-Ilogbo area of Sango-Ota, Ogun State where two middle-aged men were said to have been arrested by the Police in connection to the den.

Following a tip-off by members of the public, the policemen attached to Sango divisional station uncovered the den said to have been located at an abandoned filling station at Iyana Ilogbo area of the state.

It was, however, gathered that victims who were captured by the ritualists escaped from the den which led to its discovery while prompt attention by the police led to the arrest of the suspects.

The State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi who confirmed the incident said the incident happened at about 7.00am. He said the Divisional Police Officer in charge of Sango Division and men of the Anti-Robbery Squad, immediately swung into action; having received the information.

He said one Babatunde Taofeek and one Hammed Hassan were found at the scene with the lifeless body of a man suspected to have been killed by the criminals.

According to Adejobi, items recovered from the scene included a cutlass, clothes, shoes and caps. He added the suspects were at an abandoned filling station (Ayokunnu), Iyana-Ilogbo, noting that effort was on to arrest the owner of the abandoned filling station.
Adejobi added that state Commissioner for Police, Abdulmajid Ali, has ordered that the case be transferred to the Criminal Investigation Department of the Command for further investigation.