By Bankole Taiwo, Abeokuta
Ogun State Commissioner for police, Bashir Makama has issued stern warning to members of various cult groups operating in the state to either renounce their membership or be severely dealt with under the full weight of the law.
Bashir Makama issued the warning amidst lamentation that cultism was becoming major security challenge threatening the peace and tranquility of the State.
The CP reiterated his commitment to ensure cultism and other criminal acts threatening the peace of the state.
Makama stated this at an interactive forum put together by Crime Buster Magazine in conjunction with the department of Public Relations of the state command to mark the 100 days in office of the Commissioner of Police.
The Police boss who regretted that people are finding it difficult to sleep with their two eyes closed in some parts of the state pledged to make the state uninhabitable for hoodlums and other criminal elements.
He mentioned Ikenne, Sagamu and Ijebu-Ode as some major towns where the Police were battling with some security challenges, adding that security measures have however been taken to address these problems.
Makama said “our understanding have shown that almost all the criminal acts perpetrated in the state are linked to members of cult groups. Whatever nature crime take in the state has relationship with cultism. Cultism is the main issue breeding crimes in the State. We will make sure we locate all their hideout and apprehend anyone found culpable.”
He added “We will allow you (cult members) to denounce and you will be our supervisor. If you suspect any cultist around you, don’t hesitate to report such a person. Let us support the police to combat insecurity in Ogun State”.