A notorious leader of the dreaded cult group, ‘One Miýllion Boys’ that
has been terrorising Ibadan lately, Moshood Oladokun, aka Ekugbemi was
among the other 166 suspects paraded by the Oyo State Police Command on
Parading the notorious gang leader, the state Commissioner for Police,
Samuel Adegbuyi said he was arrested by the Special Anti-Robbery Squad
of the command, adding that he was responsible for the spate of violence
in places like Beere, Born Photo, Isale-Osi, Mapo, Idi-Aro and other
parts of Ibadan metropolis.
On September 15, 2016 around 2pm, two rival cult groups, one led by
Ekugbemi from Born Photo and another group led by Alaba aka Ojoweliweli
from Foko area clashed during a carnival held at Born Photo. “During the
clash, the hoodlums attacked and robbed innocent victims of their
valuable properties, shops were broken, properties looted and two men,
Kazeem Omoleý and Opaleye Farouk were killed.
In an interview with Ekugbemi, the 32 years old notorious kingpin
dispelled all the allegation, stressing that he is only from a
masquerade family in Born Photo area of Ibadan. He told The Nation
“It was during a masquerade carnival ýthat some drunk hoodlums entered
into our family house at born photo and started beating our mothers and
elderly ones. That was why we faced the cult group which later claimed
that we are also part of their cult group.
I work in Lagos as a
commercial bus driver, but only come to Ibadan once in a while for the
Masquerade festivals because am from that family house. I have never
killed anybody before,” he said
Also, ýa suspected ritualist, Saheed Adeyemi (33) was arrested with
human head along with one, Michael Edemba (60) around 5:30pm on February
2, 2017. He said the arrest of the suspect was made possible following a
tip off by members of the public.
“Adeyemi walked into the ambush laid by the police while trying to
remove the exhibit wrapped in a black polythene bag and hidden beside a
shop at Abidogun junction, Omi-Adio.
His arrest led to the second
suspect while preparing to escape from the town when he knew the first
suspect had been nabbed. During interrogation, both suspects confessed
to the crime. “The first suspect who is an herbalist resident at
Awonsonso village, Apata, disclosed that he bought the human head for
N15,000 from a-yet- to be identified woman, now at large for the purpose
of making money rituals for the second suspect who was passing through
hard times as a result of financial difficulty.” he said