Yesterday, policemen of Ogun State Police Command raided the the Omu Ijebu country-home of Mr. Remmy Hazzan in search for his younger brother who is allegedly associated with cult activities.
Mr. Remmy Hazzan is a member of the Ogun State House of Assembly.
The search of the lawmaker's house was conducted by a Deputy Commissioner of Police, Operations, Muhammad Abdulkadir.
Mr. Remmy Hazzan's younger brother has reportedly escaped through the back door when the policemen entered the house.
Over 26 suspected cult members were detained by the police over the course of the past weeks in the Ijebu axis of the state in connection with the many recent deaths reported in the area.
Disclosing this information, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Muyiwa Adejobi, added that this was a part of the command's efforts to end cult activities in the state.
According to the PPRO, the raid on the hideout was conducted thanks to a tip-off, and the police action was not politically motivated.
"Yes, the operation was part of the war against cultism in Ijebu and Remo axis of Ogun State and it was led by the DCP operations, Muhammad Abdulkadir, to black spots and hideouts of the cultists.
"We did the job operationally; no sentiment, nobody should politicize the operation. We are not interested in the owners of the houses raided and there is no house we visited without an intelligent report on either one or two occupants of the house," Mr. Adejobi explained.
He further assured that the detained suspects would be screened to determine their level of involvement, and the innocent ones would be set free.
Meanwhile, Mr. Remmy Hazzan, the lawmaker, could not be reached for comment,