The Police Command in Ogun State has arrested 25 suspected members of the Buccaneer cult group during an initiation ceremony held in Abeokuta, the state capital.
The arrested suspects were among 59 others led before newsmen on Wednesday, for rape, kidnapping, murder, armed robbery, fraud, among others.
The state Commissioner of Police, Edward Ajogun, while parading the suspects before the press at the command’s headquarters, Eleweran, Abeokuta, disclosed that the suspects were nabbed along with three herbalists, who conducted the initiation rites.
Ajogun added that the cultists were apprehended following intelligence reports, that some cultists were planning to unleash mayhem on innocent members of the public, after conducting an initiation rite for new intakes in Ita-Oshin area of Abeokuta.
Recovered items from the suspects include cutlasses, battle axes, substance suspected to be Indian hemp, and regalias of their group.
Also paraded before newsmen were three murder suspects Ugo Obi, Chinozo Jude and Chibuike Samson, nabbed for allegedly beating a 23-year-old man, one Samuel Ajibade, to death over alleged theft of two mobile phones belonging to one of them.
Three arrested for murder