DSS arrests Ogun lawmaker, five others over Sagamu cult killings

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Operatives of the Department of State Security (DSS) have arrested a serving member of the Ogun State House of Assembly, Damilare Mohammed Bello, over alleged involvement in rival secret cult clashes in Sagamu town.

Bello is the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) member representing Sagamu State Constituency 1 in the Ogun State House of Assembly.

He was arrested alongside five other suspected cultists, including “Debbo Animashaun, Bamidele Saheed, Ismaila Onitire, Adewale Otesanya and Tobi Owoade,” during a sting operation after a tip-off in the early hours of Thursday, within the residence of the lawmaker.

According to a statement issued by Lekan Adeniran, the Chief Press Secretary (CPS) to Governor Dapo Abiodun, the DSS had since Wednesday tracked the six suspected cultists to the official residence of the lawmaker, where he was allegedly providing shelter to the cultists.

Adeniran, in the statement, disclosed that the suspects are presently undergoing interrogation in DSS custody, adding that dangerous weapons, including guns, were recovered from them.

Earlier in February, Bello was arrested by the DSS for allegedly masterminding the violent protest that rocked Sagamu where irate youths vandalised about 10 banks and other public infrastructure over the naira redesign policy by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).

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