The Edo State Police Command has paraded three suspected cultists who are accused of dehumanizing a female TikToker who goes by the name of Olivia, according to the police.
In a TikTok video, in which Olivia was allegedly miming to an Aiye cult audio track, the suspects brutalized and stripped her naked, according to the suspects, who were paraded at the police headquarters in Benin City on Friday, October 1.
An official statement from Command indicated that all four suspects had confessed to the crime and had also admitted to being members of the Aye hidden cult, which was led by a cult leader known only as Aye.
According to him, “following the viral video clip in which some young men were seen assaulting and dehumanizing a young lady, the Commissioner of Police CP Philip Aliyu Ogbadu Psc(+) directed a discrete investigation and an intelligence-based approach to unravel those responsible for the dastardly act.”
“During the course of information and intelligence gathering, the following suspects were apprehended at various locations throughout Benin City: ”
“They are Omozejele John ‘M’ (29years) who was arrested on September 26, 2021 at approximately 2000 hours in the Uteh Community area of Upper Mission Extension Benin City, Smart Ogbeide ‘M’ (29years) who was arrested on September 27, 2021 at approximately 2130 hours in the Paulingo Brothel Uteh Community Upper Mission Extension Benin City, and Tajudeen Afesume ‘M’ (30years) who was
Their cooperation with police investigations is already underway, with the cult members already on the run offering valuable information that will lead to the arrest of more cult members on the run.
Cult organizations and other criminal elements will not be permitted to function in the state, according to the PPRO, who also stated that “the Commissioner of Police has requested that the suspects be tried in court.”