Police arrest ex-Ogun lawmaker, two others for cultism, attempted murder

Operatives of the Ogun State Police Command have arrested a former member of the Ogun State House of Assembly, Hon. Joseph Adegbesan.

Odugbesan was arrested with two other suspects over allegations bordering on cultism, breach of public peace, threat to life and unlawful possession of prohibited firearms.

Adegbesan was picked up on Thursday alongside the others, Muibi Olufodun and one Samson, by operatives of the Intelligence Response Team, Force Headquarters, Abuja. 

Their arrest followed a petition written to the police by the lawmaker representing Ijebu North II State Constituency, Hon. Oludare Kadiri. 

The former lawmaker was apprehended in Awa (a town in Ijebu North Local Government Area of Ogun State) while Muibi was arrested in Ago-Iwoye. 

Inspector-General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba, had directed the Deputy Inspector-General of Police in charge of Force Intelligence Bureau to act on the petition filed by Kadiri’s counsel, Oludare Adejare Esq alleging threat to the life of his client.

Confirming the arrest, the Ogun State Police Command spokesperson, Abimbola Oyeyemi said the IRT actually came to the State to arrest the suspects, but it’s only the Squad that can speak more on it.

He said the arrest followed a petition written by Hon. Kadir to the IGP team. 

It will be recalled that Kadiri, who currently represents Ijebu North II State Constituency in the Ogun State House of Assembly, had accused one of his predecessors, 

Joseph Adegbesan, of allegedly sponsoring suspected cultists to attack and kill him. 

A copy of the petition obtained by our correspondent yesterday indicated that some of the accomplices of the accused had sometimes confessed to killing two students of Olabisi Onabanjo University (OOU), Ago-Iwoye. 

The petitioner, through his counsel, Oludare Adejare Esq, called for “detailed, speedy and expedite investigation and subsequent prosecution” of the suspects. 

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