Police arrest 11 suspected cultists in Ilorin

Date: 2017-07-17

The police in Kwara State have arrested 11 suspected cult members who have been terrorising residents in Ilorin, the state capital.

Kwara State Commissioner of Police, Lawan Ado, while briefing journalists on the arrest, said some of the suspects were involved in killing residents and robbing them of valuables.

Ado said detectives from his command, making use of intelligence reports, arrested the suspects at their locations in areas close to campuses of tertiary institutions in the town.

He explained that three of the suspects, who confessed to be members of the Aiye Confraternity, were arrested at Akpata Yakuba and that a locally made pistol was recovered from them.

The police boss said four others, who also confessed to being members of the same group, said they had been terrorising students of the University of Ilorin and residents around the institution.

The commissioner added that three more suspects were arrested at a flashpoint in Tanke area of the town and that they had confessed to be active members of the Aiye Confraternity.

He further said the suspects had been responsible for various crimes, including homicide and robbery, which were currently being investigated by the police.

CP Ado added that the command was on the trail of an ex-convict who led a robbery gang to operate in some parts of the town recently.

“While the ex-convict escaped, three members of his gang were arrested with items, including one Honda Civic car, a compact laptop and two assorted Android phones,” the CP said.

The police boss, while giving update on police investigation on the killing of a business woman identified as Alhaja Rashidat at Kulende area of the town, said an investigative team from the Force Headquarters in Abuja had been deployed to the state to assist in the investigation.

He said while the command was still looking for the other suspects, those that had been arrested would soon be charged to court.

Source

Click to add/read Comments


Cloud Tag: What's trending

Click on a word/phrase to read more about it.

Leke Ogungbe     Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq     Village Alive Development Association     Ayedun     Kulende     Yinka Aluko     Sunday Fagbemi     Oba Abdulraheem     Local Government     Musa Ayinla Yeketi     Kudirat Arinola Lawal     Diagnostic Centre     Suleman Abubakar     Gbemisola Saraki     Omotosho     Dele Belgore     Mogaji Aare     Ijagbo Health Centre     Christopher Ayeni     Umar Bayo Abdulwahab     Jimoh Olusola Imam     Biliaminu Aliu     Afonja Descendants Union     Ramadan     Iyabo Adewuyi     Saadu Gbogbo Iwe     International Vocational Centre     Onilu     Ita-Ore     Adebayo Salami     Ajase-Ipo     Awili Pedro     Ilorin     Sanusi Abubakar     Presidential Election     Muritala Awodun     Ahmad Lawan     Ilorin.Info     Dauda Adesola     Anilelerin     Durosinlohun Atiku     Ibrahim Gambari     Oyun     KWASAA     Salihu Ajia     Malete     Bankole Omisore     Olofa Of Offa     Lak Jimoh     Abegunde Goke     Bilikis Oladimeji     Otunba Taiwo Joseph     Ola Falade     Erubu Oba Zubair     March 28     Tunde Yusuf     Unilorin FM     Adesoye     Fatai Olodo     Jimba Babatunde     KSIRS     Wole Oke     Elerinjare     Borgu     Joseph Yemi Ajayi     Simeon Ajibola     Hausa     Ope Saraki     Rafiu Ibrahim     Maigida     Omoniyi Ayinla     Abdulfatai Salman Baakini     Kwara Central     Saka Asiat Ayinke     Adijat Adebiyi     Ojuekun Sarumi     Abdul-Rasheed Na'Allah