Police Arrest 21 Suspected Armed Robbers, Cultists in Ekiti

June 27, 2024

The Nigeria Police Force, Èkiti State Command has arrested 21 suspects in connection with the recent killings and other crimes in the state.

Four people, including a commercial motorcycle ticket agent, were recently killed by gunmen at different locations in Ado-Ekiti metropolis.

The command’s spokesman, DSP Sunday Abutu, told newsmen on Wednesday in Ado-Ekiti, the Èkiti State capital that the suspects were arrested, following discreet investigation by the command.

The spokesperson for the command disclosed that the suspects were arrested for alleged armed robbery and cultism.

Abutu explained that the suspects were members of different cult groups who killed people in the state as reprisal attacks within their confraternity.

He said police investigation revealed that one of the suspects was a member of the ‘Eiye’ confraternity.

Abutu said that further investigation also led to the arrest of several other suspects, including members of a notorious cult gang who allegedly came from Plateau to take part in the act.

He said that the suspects would soon be charged to court.

Abutu urged residents to be vigilant and continue to cooperate with law enforcement agencies towards nipping crimes in the bud.

Source: NAN