Police arrest Cultists sent by Monarch’s son to kill his father

By Ibrahim Sheriff

No fewer than six (6) cultists were arrested by men of the Nigeria Police force at the palace of a traditional ruler in Ogun state, Oba of Gakoto land, Oba G. O. Olakunle during an attempt to assassinate him.

According to a statement by the Spokesman of  the Nigeria Police Force in Ogun state, Mr. Abimbola Oyeyemi on Monday, Michael Ayodele, Monday Samuel, Ademola Matthew, Hammed Jelili, Ogundele Ojeh and Sunkanmi Fadina, who committed the sacrilege were arrested  right at  the Oba of Gbokoto’s palace and confessed to have been sent by the sun of the monarch, who is now at large.

The chap, who is currently on the run, had hurriedly left the town after the assassins he sent to  kill  his father were arrested at the Gbokoto monarch’s palace. Consequently, the Ogun state police command has launched a manhunt for him.

Oba G. O. Olukunle had according to the Police, sent SOS message  to  policemen  at  the Oja Odan divisional headquarters  at about  4:25p.m  informing them  that some cultists were about to attack him.

“Upon the distress call, the DPO Oja-Odan division mobilized his men and moved to the palace, where they met the hoodlums shooting sporadically within the palace.

The policemen engaged them in a shoot-out and eventually subdued the cultists and got six among them arrested.

“On interrogation, the suspects confessed to being members of the dreaded Eiye confraternity. They also informed the police that it was the son of the Oba, who is now at large that invited them to come and eliminate his father because of an unresolved issue the Oba has been having with his mother.

“Items recovered from them included one locally- made double barrel pistol, two live cartridges and one expended cartridge’ he said..

Oyeyemi added that the Oba’s  son   escaped with another gun belonging to the group.

“Ogun  state Commissioner of Police, Lanre Bankole, had since  ordered the immediate transfer of the suspects to the state Criminal Investigation Department for discreet investigation with a view to taking  them to court at the conclusion of the investigation while  ordering  a manhunt for the Gbokoto monarch’s son   in order  to bring him to justice”, the statement added.


Ibrahim Sheriff is the Editor of Fresh Insight and former Special Assistant on Media to the Speaker, Kwara state House of Assembly. Although a management science researcher by training, he has over five years experience of practice in Journalism, Public Relations and Communication Strategy. Sheriff holds a Masters Degree in Finance and Bachelors Degree in Banking and Finance from Kwara state University, Malete. He has Certificates in Digital Journalism, Enterprise Creation and Skill Acquisition (ECSA) and Basic Econometrics Data Analysis, as well as Bank of Industry (BoI) Certificate in Business Management. He is also a holder of Diploma in Cooperative Studies from Kwara state Polytechnic, Ilorin.

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