By Braxton Ilobah
A suspected notorious cultist and leader of Eiye confraternity identified as Olutayo Tunde (Alias Badoo) has been killed by men of the Amotekun Corps of the Ogun State Command.
According to the Corps Commander, David Ajibola Akinremi; a retired Commissioner of Police in a statement on 23rd April, 2022 at about 0600 hours, operatives of the State Amotekun Corps while responding to a distress call on the presence of a group of Eye Cultists who attacked and robbed some residents of a house along Sokori Street, Abeokuta, of their personal belongings, (telephone handsets, monies e.t.c) engaged the dreaded cult group in a gun duel.
“During this encounter, one Olutayo Tunde a.k.a. Badoo, aged 30 years who is the leader of this group which was previously involved in Cult killings, Armed Robberies and other sundry crimes in Abeokuta Metro fired at the operatives and in a swift response, he was shot on the arm in an attempt to disarm him.
The Commander further stated that the suspect immediately ran into the nearby bush along with his other cohorts dropping a locally made pistol which was recovered by the operatives.
“A painstaking search was conducted in the bush where he escaped into during which he was arrested while others escaped. He was immediately taken to Ijaye General Hospital for treatment so as to be able to extract useful information from him in respect of his and other members’ involvement in previous cult related killings, armed robberies and other related crimes in Abeokuta Metro in recent times but was confirmed dead shortly on arrival at the said hospital.
“His death was sad as his being alive would have avail security agencies veritable information that would have helped in stemming the tides of this menace.”
The Amotekun boss added that “this should be an eye opener and warning to all whose stock in trade is crime and criminality that crime does not pay and that the State will not be a Safe haven for them.
“It is pertinent to state here that parents, some of whom are aware of criminal activities of their children and wards owe it a duty to warn them to desist from crime or report them to security agencies as their refusal will not only bring their family names into disrepute with the attendant consequences, just as such children/wards could also be threat to them aside being threat to peace and security of the State.”