Police Rescue 3 From Oro Shrine

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The police in Ogun State have arrested  seven people in connection with the attempted murder of three brothers, who were on Wednesday abducted during  the invasion of Ayegbe village, near Lisa community in Ifo Local Government Area of the state.

The timely arrival of  policemen from Agbado divisional police station saved the lives of Saheed Owolabi Sosanya, Gbenga Soyemi Sosanya and Abiodun Soyemi Sosanya, who were abducted  from Ayegbe and taken to Sonde village.

The police at Sango Area Command have since been on the trail of  a village head, identified as Ogunsola Wasiu  and others, who allegedly masterminded the attack on Ayegbe, which left no fewer than seven people injured.

A source at the Area Command office  said that  a heavily armed gang had invaded Ayegbe and attacked people working on a building site in the community, injuring many of them before abducting the three brothers.

The abducted brothers were tied and taken to the Oro Shrine at Sonde village, before policemen from Agbado Divisional Police station got a distress call and swiftly moved to Sonde, where the victims were rescued

One of the victims, Abiodun, while narrating his experience said: “We were on site when  two Volkswagen Vanagon buses drove into the village and before we knew anything, about 50 people, armed with cutlasses, guns and other dangerous weapons jumped out of the buses and started shooting.”

“We all ran in different directions. I heard many people shouting but at the end of the day, three of us were captured and beaten thoroughly, before we were tied and taken to the Oro shrine at Sonde village.”

Abbey further stated that  the hoodlums, led by a certain Ade Ijaiya, were contemplating beheading the three of them when policemen from  Agabdo police station raced to the scene and arrested three people in connection with the incident.

Policemen from  Sango Area  Command, on being informed that the hoodlums had taken over Ayegbe village and were attacking residents, stormed Sonde village on Thursday morning and arrested the quartet of Awotunde Wasiu, Ayomide Lambo, Oluwagbemile Odugbesan  and Kolawole Oseni. They joined in custody, Ganiu  Ogunsola and two others, who had been arrested the previous day by policemen from Agbado, after the abducted persons were rescued at Sonde village.

A police source said the police recovered expended cartridges from the scene of the incident at Ayegbe as the rampaging hoodlums reportedly shot all through the night to scare the villagers from mobilising against them.

—Ayodeji Dedeigbo

1 comment

  1. Andy

    I wish this is escalated for the whole world to see, it is common knowledge in Nigeria that these so call traditional shrines are use to commit all kinds of evil act. For instance , in western Nigeria the igbo Oro ( Oro Shrine) is a hide out for evil, non initiated members are not allowed into the shrine so you arrest an innocent man take him into igbo oru and cut off his head this is evil,

    Let police visit Ajah behind the Baale’s palace and check if they won’t see the skeleton of innocent people killed over the years all in the name of Oro.

    During this evil festival in Eti-osa, ibeju lekki down to Epe , previously before the oro outing they will announced that when you loss a goat search for it, when you loss a chicken search for it, but when you loss human being do not search because oro only eat human and not goat or chicken. Now they no longer pre-inform people that oro would come out in the night or day time they just make their devilsh oro noise and arrest innocent people for sacrifice, imagine a visitor who was not aware of the oro festival but innocently walk into them.

    Let this matter be investigated and all oro shrine demolished, even during election ballot boxes are taken into the shrine and stuffed with thumb printed ballot papers and because nobody can go into the shrine so nothing happens. So must evil in the land. Let the police and media people take Ajah Oro shrine as a case study let them do search and dig around the shrine if they won’t discover killed and mutilated bodies.

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