In a significant victory against organized crime, the Ogun State Police Command, in collaboration with the Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team, the Anti-Cultism Unit (AKU), and the Obalende Division, executed a meticulously planned operation that resulted in the capture of Ogunnibi Hammed, the notorious kingpin of the Eiye Confraternity.
Hammed has long been associated with a string of brutal attacks on rival cult groups within Ogun State. The operation, which took place on September 24, 2023, was a direct response to actionable intelligence gathered by the Ogun Police Command. This intelligence indicated that Hammed and his associates were responsible for a reign of terror that had gripped various areas, including Odogbolu, Sagamu, Ijebu Ode, and Ilishan.
Notably, the police operation yielded the apprehension of numerous individuals closely linked to Hammed’s criminal network. Among those arrested were Sodipo Azeez, also known as Bintobo, Ilori Gbenga, Lamina Yusuf, Kolawole Rasaq, Adelaja Otusanya, Adeyemi Soneye, Oseni Toheeb, Thank God Naba, Lekan Qudus, Adelusi Omotayo, Timothy Monday Ayomide Ishmael, Oboje Jeremiah, Ayoola Oladayo, Jacob Chidi, John Innocent, Ayangbile Victor, and Jacob Sunday.
Each of these individuals has confessed to being active members of various cult groups operating within the region.
In response to these arrests, the Commissioner of Police, CP Abiodun Alamutu has initiated an immediate and thorough investigation into the activities of those apprehended. The public can expect regular updates on the progress of this investigation as the police work diligently to uncover any additional information and evidence related to the case.
The police’s commitment to ensuring the safety and security of residents remains unwavering as they continue to work tirelessly to bring criminals to justice.