The Edo State Police Command on Friday announced the arrest of three suspected cultists alleged to have dehumanised a TIKTOK social media user, identified simply as Olivia.
The suspects, who were accused of assaulting and dehumanising Olivia in a video that has gone viral, were spotted in the video clip, which provoked a police investigation that led to the arrest.
Edo Command Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Bello Kontongs, in a statement issued in Benin on Friday, said: “Following the viral video clip where some young men were seen assaulting and dehumanizing a young lady, the Commissioner of Police CP Philip Aliyu Ogbadu Psc(+) directed a discreet investigation and intelligence base approach to unravel those behind the dastardly act.”
According to Kontongs, “during the cause of information and intelligence gathering, the following suspects were arrested at different locations in Benin city.
“They are Omozejele John ‘M’ (29years) arrested on 26/09/2021 at about 2000hrs at Uteh Community area of Upper Mission Extension Benin City, Smart Ogbeide ‘M’ (29years) was arrested on the 27/09/2021 at about 2130hrs along with Paulingo Brothel Uteh Community Upper Mission Extension Benin City while Tajudeen Afesume ‘M’ (30years) arrested in his hideout at Owina Quarters Uteh Community Upper Mission Extension Benin city.”
He added that the trio had all confessed to the crime and further confessed to being members of Aye secret cult.
“They are presently cooperating with police investigations and are already providing useful information that will lead to the arrest of other cult members on the run.”
“The Commissioner of Police has directed the suspects be charged to court, vowing that cult groups and other criminal elements will not be allowed to operate in the state,” the Edo PPRO assured.
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