Tue. Aug 9th, 2022

Group Tasks Ogun Police On Cultism Eradication, Speedy Trial Of Suspects

Group Tasks Ogun Police On Cultism Eradication, Speedy Trial Of Suspects

A human rights group, Human Rights Monitoring Agenda (HURMA) has called on the Ogun State Police Command, to quickly take actions aimed at curtailing the wide spread of cultism and other social vices in the State. 

The group in particular, demanded that all pending matters around similar allegations should be made public, including the outcome of police investigation and conclusion on alleged “rape/ritual” scandal of former Ogun State Commissioner for Environment, Abiodun Abudu Balogun.

HURMA through its Executive Director,Comrade Buna Olaitan Isiak,  made the above demand in its letter to the Police Commissioner in the State.

HURMA in a letter dated February 21, 2022 and  captioned “demands for eradication of cultism and bringing all networks associated with ritual killing to book”, said heeding to the above advices will restore people’s confidence in the Nigeria Police Force.
It is believed that it is only transparency in police activities that can restore people’s confidence in the Nigeria Police Force.
The group’s letter reads in part: “We write to present to your office, the growing demands of Nigerians, especially from Ogun State, to ensure improved security and as well ensure total eradication of all acts that encourage ritual killings among other crimes that is growing more in Ogun State.

“Since our recent weekly radio program “Lane-Ofin” (Rule of Law) on Bond FM 92.9, Radio Nigeria, we have received  several information and suggestions around the recent killings of a young girl Sofia by some teenagers. It was widely suggested that the police should not be fooled by the claim of facebook guide to the ritual killing as claimed by the accused, rather the police should intensify effort to fish out their god fathers which the accused are trying to protect. 

“Similarly, there are demands that all pending matters around similar allegations should be made public, including the outcome of police investigation and conclusion on alleged “Rape/Ritual” scandal of former Ogun State Commissioner for Environment, Abiodun Abudu Balogun.

“It is believed that it is only transparency in police activities that can restore people’s confidence in the Nigeria Police Force.

“The most recent report of couples that were caught with human parts as reportedly arrested at Kenta Divisional Headquarters shows that Ogun State is gradually becoming truly unsafe as reported to us and this requires quick action”.