Police arrest 21 suspected armed robbers, cultists in Ekiti

Police arrest 21 suspected armed robbers, cultists in Ekiti

The Police Command in Ekiti State has arrested 21 suspects in connection with killings and other crimes in the state.

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

The command’s spokesman, DSP Sunday Abutu, told journalists on Wednesday in Ado-Ekiti 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.

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

He said a police investigation showed that one of the suspects belonged to the ‘Eiye Confraternity.’

Mr 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 State to take part in the act.

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

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