Police in Osun state have arrested a wanted cultist identified as Rasheed Hammed, popularly known as Oko-Ilu.
It was gathered that the dreaded cultist has been terrorising Ede and its environs for a while now and he has allegedly caused the death of many innocent people.
“He was arrested by men of the anti-cultism unit of the State police command,” Police Public Relations Officer for Osun Command, Yemisi Opalola said.
She added that the suspect was arrested around 4 a.m. in his hideout in the State capital and is currently cooling off in police custody, adding that Rasheed, a welder by vocation, was trailed by security agents for allegedly causing the death of many people in Ede community.
‘Rasidi Baale Oko’lu’ was allegedly linked to the death of Hassan Adedeji, a Higher National Diploma graduate of Banking and Finance of Federal Polytechnic, Ede, awaiting his call-up letter, as well as, an Okada rider, whose identity was not made known.
He was consequently declared wanted by Osun State Police Command, who made it clear that anyone who harboured him would also be treated as a criminal.
Opalola said Rasidi was declared wanted in March this year in connection with offences of murder, arson, ritual killing and armed robbery.
He further added:
“suspect has been causing menace in Ede and the entire Osun state. Anybody that harbours the suspect will be treated by the police as accomplice to the crimes. Anybody having useful information to his whereabouts will be handsomely rewarded.”