Four female primary school leavers, aged between 10 and 13, alongside 13 suspected cultists has been reportedly arrested by the the Ogun State Police Command during a raid in Mosunmore Village, in Abeokuta.
According to report, the raid, carried out on Monday, 28th of August, 2017, came after a woman raised alarm to the Baale of Mosunmore Village, that her daughter went out late the previous day.
Confirming the report the State’s Police Commissioner, CP Ahmed Iliyasu, told newsmen that the under-aged girls, confessed to being lured into the group by the boys.
The leader of the cult group known “Penalty Guys”, who is just 19, told newsmen how he was initiated by one Tosin in January, 2017, adding that they came about their own group’s name when his third-in-command, 13-year-old Adewale Raphael’s church was organizing a picnic.
“We decided to do customized vests, with the the inscription ‘Penalty Guys’. This was what attracted the girls and agreed to be initiated”. He said.
It was also gathered that Adio’s second-in-command, 15 years old Silas Sunday, was also arrested during the police raid.
All the suspects has been ordered to be transferred to the Anti-Kidnapping and Cultism Unit of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (SCIID) by CP Iliyasu for further investigation and prosecution of the suspects.
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