A suspected deadly cultist, Tosin Wanlele has been arrested by officers of Nigerian Navy Forward Operating Base (FOB) in Igbokoda, Ondo State.
The 24-year-old suspected cultist was alleged to be involved in cult-related activities in the reverie area of the state.
Parading the suspect on Wednesday at Igbokoda, the Executive Officer of the Base, on behalf of the Commanding Officer, Captain Wasuku Alushi disclosed that the suspect had been engaging in cultism for some time in the axis.
According to Captain Alushi, the Naval Base is working round the clock the stamp out criminality and cultism in the area to ensure security life and property.
The operations of the Base led to the arrest of the suspect on last Sunday.
He said: “The suspect was alleged with others who are currently at large to have been harassing and intimidating passers-by with dangerous weapons.
“Consequently, based on credible intelligence, we responded and effected the arrest of the suspect.
“It would also interest you to know that the suspect was confirmed by the Head of the Vigilante in Igbokoda to be a notorious and known cultist who has been terrorizing the people of Igbokoda for a long time.
“Accordingly, he has since been handed over to the Department of State Service for further investigation.
“It is pertinent to state that the Base has continued to collaborate with other security agencies Ondo state in stemming the tide of cultism within its Area of Operation.”
The Navy spokesman, however, assured the people of Igbokoda and its environs that it formation would continue to sustain the relatively calm situation, warning criminals to steer clear of the region.
He charged the people of the reverine area to give the Base timely information about suspected criminal activities in their locations for rapid response.
Captain Alushi said: “Nonetheless, the Base will further to maintain her aggressive posture against any form of criminality, so as to enable legitimate businesses to thrive undeterred.
“The Base is also calling on the good people of Igbokoda not to hesitate in providing timely and actionable intelligence on criminal elements for possible arrest.” independent.