Men of the Ekiti State Police Command have arrested four suspects allegedly responsible for murders, cult activities, illegal possession of drugs and acts capable of causing a breach of public peace.
This is as Naija News recalls that earlier in the year, 7th February, a policeman was shot dead in Ekiti State capital, following a hot pursuit of a gang of robbers.
Confirming the arrests in Ado Ekiti today, Police Commissioner, Mr Asuquo Amba, said the suspects were arrested in different locations in Ado Ekiti, the state capital, and Oye Ekiti.
According to Amba, one of the suspects, 33-year-old Babalola Kazeem, who he described as a member of the Supreme Eiye Confraternity was arrested in Ado Ekiti over alleged involvement, “in the killing of one Soji at Orita Blessing area, Okeila, Ado Ekiti, sometime in December 2018 and Tope Gana at Atikankan area, Ado Ekiti in January, 2019”.
The police boss also said that “Kazeem belongs to the group of armed men who shot at one Adebayo Adeola at Yahooze Barbing Shop at Okeila, Ado Ekiti in 2018”.
He added that the suspect also on May 28, 2019 attacked a woman who he believed had evidence against him. He “stripped her naked and damaged her Itel phone in order to destroy evidence of his criminal antecedents, said the Police commissioner.
Amba said that two other suspects; a university student, Richard, and an artisan, Kayode, who were members of the Aiye Confraternity were arrested at Oye Ekiti in the Oye Council area of the state for alleged “conspiracy, cultism and conduct likely to cause a breach of peace”.
The police boss, who said the police were still on the manhunt for the fleeing members of the cult group said, “The two suspects were searched and a bag containing two UTC axes were recovered”.
He said, a 27-year-old man, Kayode Ayeni, has also been arrested over possession of substance suspected to be cocaine and cannabis.
He said that a combined team of Rapid Respond Squad arrested Ayeni on June 4, 2019, during a raid on a criminal hideout at Oke Bola Street, Ado-Ekiti.
Amba, who said that investigations were going on in all the cases to apprehend others connected to the crimes, said the suspects would be charged to court on completion of the investigations.