Police Uncover Ritualists' Shrine in Ogun

Police Uncover Ritualists' Shrine in Ogun

The Ogun police command said on Tuesday in Abeokuta that it has uncovered a shrine belonging to ritualists and fraudsters in Iganke, a boundary town with Lagos States.

A News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) correspondent, who accompanied the police on the raid, reports that the shrine, located deep in a forest was filled with charms and other scary objects.

The Ogun Police Commissioner, Mr Ikemefuna Okoye, who supervised the operation, told newsmen later that his men had been on the lookout for shrines and others places where evils were perpetrated.

He said the arrest of two members of the group in Abeokuta led to the discovery of the shrine, and attributed the breakthrough to the cooperation and collaboration with various communities in the area.

Okoye said, "One of them tried to dupe someone of huge amount of money, but through intelligent gathering we got to hear about it.

"We immediately swung into action and arrested two members of the syndicate, who brought us to this place where they do all kind of things, including rituals and fraud.

"Our investigation department is working tirelessly to get to know more about the activities of these people, and take necessary actions.''

The commissioner further said that the two suspects would be charged to court as soon as investigation into the matter was concluded.

While thanking members of the various communities for the cooperation extended to the force, he charged anyone with useful information to supply such to the command.

"I can assure you that the identity of anyone, who volunteered information that will help us uncover men of the underworld will be highly shielded," he said.

NAN recalls that the discovery was the second in three months after a similar shrine was discovered in April at Mosinimi in the Shagamu Local Government Area of Ogun.

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