A notorious cultist, Adewale Adeoye a.k.a 16 was paraded on Tuesday June 2 by the Ogun state police command, alongside 30 others arrested for various crimes.
The suspects paraded at the command headquarters in Eleweran, Abeokuta were arrested over their alleged involvement in cultism, armed robbery, murder and illegal possession of firearms.
Adeoye said to be a member of the Eiye Confraternity, was arrested alongside five others at their hideout in Ijebu-Ode. The Commissioner of Police in the state, Kenneth Ebrimson said the suspect has been on their wanted list in connection with cult-related killings in Ijebu-Ode and its environs.
Two locally-made single-barrelled pistols, one double-barrelled pistol, 11 live cartridges, assorted charms and Indian hemp were recovered from them.
Speaking to newsmen, Adeoye said he had only killed 3 people and not 16 as speculated. The suspect who identified his victims as Vandan, Koledowo and Abas, said two of them are killers of the leader of the Eiye Confraternity in Ijebu-Ode.
The notorious cultist who said he is a professional printer and a drop-out from Michael Otedola College of Education, revealed that he was the fourth in command in the confraternity in 2017 and later became the second in command a year later.
“I HAVE BEEN ARRAIGNED TWICE. I WAS FIRST ARRAIGNED IN 2012 AND REGAINED MY FREEDOM IN 2015 BECAUSE THE COMPLAINANT DID NOT SHOW UP IN COURT AND THEY COULD NOT FIND ANYTHING INCRIMINATING AGAINST ME.
“A FEW DAYS AFTER, THE POLICE CAME FOR MY ARREST AGAIN AND KEPT ME IN CUSTODY FOR ANOTHER TWO YEARS BEFORE I REGAINED MY FREEDOM AGAIN IN 2017.
“I HAVE NOT RENOUNCED MY MEMBERSHIP. THEY DIDN’T GIVE ME THE CHANCE BECAUSE THEY TOLD ME THAT THEY WOULD KILL ME IF I RENOUNCED MY MEMBERSHIP.
“I WAS MADE CHAIRMAN OF A UNIT IN THE RTEAN IN IJEBU ODE, BUT I CAN TELL YOU THAT I HAVE NOT KILLED 16 PEOPLE, BUT ONLY THREE