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Police nab 7 suspected Eiye cultists during initiation

The suspects were arrested on July 17 in Omuo-Ekiti at about 19:00 hours in collaboration with the Vigilante Group of Nigeria.

• July 24, 2022
Eiye cultists and Sunday Abutu
Eiye cultists and Sunday Abutu

Ekiti State police command says the Anti-Cultism Unit has arrested seven suspected cultists in the state.

DSP Sunday Abutu, the command’s spokesperson, disclosed this on Sunday in Ado-Ekiti in a statement.

According to the statement, the suspects were arrested on July 17 in Omuo-Ekiti at about 19:00 hours in collaboration with the Vigilante Group of Nigeria.

Mr Abutu gave the names of the suspects as Gbenga Oluwatobi 26, Akinola Ojo 22, Rotimi Tolulope 35, Samuel Sesan 22, Abiodun Adeleke 42, Olagunju Temitope 21 and Adekunle Oluwaseun 24.

He said the suspects were arrested around Broni-Broni Quarry construction site in Omuo-Ekiti where they were having their meeting and initiation of new members.

The command’s spokesman said the suspects were arrested with some wraps of weeds suspected to be Indian hemp including their registration notebook.

He said the notebook found in their possession contained their names and ranks such as Coordinator, N.G1 to N.G5, Flight Commander 1 to Flight Commander 7, Eagle 1 to Eagle 8, Government, Mopol 33, amongst others.

Mr Abutu said the suspects, during interrogation, confessed to be members of Eiye confraternity group and were having their usual meeting and registration of new members when they were arrested.

He said the suspects, if found culpable, would be arraigned accordingly, saying that efforts were in progress to arrest other fleeing suspects. 

(NAN)

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