By Newsie Events Media:
Following a viral video on social media where three young men were seen physically abusing and dehumanizing a female TikToker identified simply as Olivia, the Edo State Police Command has confirmed the arrest of the 3 suspected cultists.
In a statement on Friday, the Command’s spokesman, SP Kontongs Bello, said the suspects were arrested after the video went viral.
The suspects, who were paraded at the police headquarters in Benin City on Friday, October 1, brutalized and stripped Olivia naked over a TikTok video where she was allegedly miming to an Aiye cult audio.
“Following the viral video clip where some young men were seen assaulting and dehumanizing a young lady, the Commissioner of Police CP Philip Aliyu Ogbadu Psc(+) directed a discreet investigation and intelligence base approach to unravel those behind the dastardly act,” he stated.
“During the cause of information and intelligence gathering, the following suspects were arrested at different locations in Benin city.
“They are Omozejele John ‘M’ (29years) arrested on 26/09/2021 at about 2000hrs at Uteh Community area of Upper Mission Extension Benin City, Smart Ogbeide ‘M’ (29years) was arrested on the 27/09/2021 at about 2130hrs along with Paulingo Brothel Uteh Community Upper Mission Extension Benin City while Tajudeen Afesume ‘M’ (30years) arrested in his hideout at Owina Quarters Uteh Community Upper Mission Extension Benin city.
“They are presently cooperating with police investigations and are already providing useful information that will lead to the arrest of other cult members on the run.
“The Commissioner of Police has directed the suspects be charged to court, vowing that cult groups and other criminal elements will not be allowed to operate in the state,” he added.
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