Four underage girls, aged between 10 and
13, alongside 13 other suspected cultists
were arrested by the Ogun State Police
Command during a raid in Mosunmore
Village, Abeokuta
The incident was reported by Crimepuzzle
on Monday, August 28, 2017, after one of
the suspected girl’s mother raised alarm to
the Baale of Mosunmore Village.

Following the tip that was given, detectives
attached to Owode-Egba Police Divisional
Headquarters, led by the Divisional Police
Officer (DPO), Shehu Alao, went into action
and succeeded in arresting them during the
initiation of another set of girls.

Speaking on the ugly incident, the state
Police Commissioner, CP Ahmed Iliyasu,
disclosed that on Monday, August 28, 2017,
at about 6:30 pm, a woman raised alarm to
the Baale of Mosunmore Village near
Kobape in Abeokuta, to the effect that her
daughter went out late a day previous.
“Apparently disturbed by the said outing,
the woman pestered her daughter who
later confessed that she was initiated into a
cult group, a development the woman
found difficult to conceal to herself and
alerted the community head who, in turn,
called in my men.

“Consequently, officers of Owode-Egba
Division stormed the area and successfully
apprehended the 13 youngsters in the
process of initiating yet another set of
underaged girls”, CP Iliyasu said.
The girls, all primary six school leavers,
confessed to being lured into the group by
the boys.

The leader of the group known as “Penalty
Guys”, 19-year-old Tunde Adio, narrated
how he was initiated by one Tosin, also a
resident of the community in January, 2017,
adding that they came about their own
group’s name during the last Easter
celebration when his third-in-command,
13-year-old Adewale Raphael’s church was
organizing a picnic.

According to Adio, “we decided to do
customized vests, with the inscription
“Penalty Guys”. This was what attracted
the girls and agreed to be initiated”.
Adio’s second-in-command, Silas Sunday,
15, was also arrested during the police
raid.

The state commissioner of Police has
ordered that the suspects be transferred to
the Anti-Kidnapping and Cultism Unit of
the State Criminal Investigation and
Intelligence Department (SCIID) for further
investigation and prosecution of the
suspects.


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