Police arrest 3 cultists responsible for killings in Ekiti

As part of the ongoing onslaught against hoodlums, especially cultists who recently attacked innocent citizens in Ado-Ekiti and consequently caused serious apprehension in the state, operatives of the Ekiti State Police Command, through credible information, have arrested in Ode-Ekiti one of the fleeing members of the gang that was involved in the recent killing of four persons in Ado-Ekiti.

The arrested suspect, Olanipekun Lateef, aka Lati Olorifunfun, during interrogation, confessed to be a member of the Eiye secret cult and admitted that he was one of those responsible for most of the recent attacks in Ado-Ekiti. According to him, the incident was a reprisal attack on members of the Black Axe Aiye confraternity who killed their member on May 27, 2024, in Ado-Ekiti.

The arrested suspect led the operatives of the Rapid Response Squad, RRS, to Agbeniyi Bunmi, a female, in whose custody the two guns used for the operations were allegedly kept. She, in turn, confessed that she had already handed over the two guns to the secret cult’s armourer, Ademola Adejugbe, aka Oba, who was subsequently tracked and arrested. His premises was searched and one cut-to-small-size locally made single-barrel gun and one double-barrel gun concealed inside a sack were exhumed and recovered.

Effort is underway to arrest more fleeing members.

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