Ekiti State Police Command has arrested seven cultists with dangerous weapons in Ekiti State.
According to a statement by the Police spokesperson, ASP Sunday Abutu, the cultists were arrested by men of the RRS.
The statement reads “On 30/04/2022 at about 10:00hrs, the Command received credible intelligence that two rival cult groups- Black Axe (AIYE) and EIYE secret cults, were on the rampage in Aramoko-Ekiti.
Upon the receipt of the information, Command operatives swooped on the scene and arrested one Olajide Marvelous ’24yrs’, Sunday Kolawole ’20yrs’, Olajide Samuel ’25yrs’, Jamiu Olalekan ’24yrs’, Sunday David ’18yrs’, Idowu Olarenwaju ’25yrs’ and Okeke Dada ’24yrs’ while others took to their heels and escaped arrest.
Investigation revealed that the two cult groups were fighting for supremacy and have been terrorizing innocent citizens and causing a nuisance in Aramoko-Ekiti.
Offensive weapons and insignias of cultism were recovered from them while efforts are ongoing for the possible arrest of the fleeing suspects.