By Victor Akinkuolie, Ado-Ekiti
Ekiti State Command of Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) has pointed accusing fingers at some landlords and owners of lands along Federal Polytechnic road, Ado-Ekiti, alleging them of harbouring suspected cult groups in their houses.
Commandant of the Corps in the state, Mr John Fayemi, made the allegation at the office of the Corps located along Ikere-Ekiti road in Ado-Ekiti, while parading some suspected cult members apprehended by the Counter Terrorism Unit (CTU) attached to the Command.
The Ekiti NSCDC boss explained that the command through the CTU, has issued a notice of warning to all landlords and landowners in the area, especially those around a popular Hotel in the area to desist from harbouring cult groups or face the full wrath of law.
Fayemi said the command had received an intelligence report from members of the public about the nefarious activities of the suspected cult groups, alleging some landlords and property owners in the area of harbouring them.
The command, he pointed out, is currently investigating the report and would soon arrest those behind the ungodly act.
He mentioned the activities of the suspected cult groups to include; stealing and raping prospective young girls in the street, saying harassment of people in the area has also become a daily routine exercise.
He stated that the command will not hesitate to arrest and prosecute any groups or individuals found breaking law or troubling the environment.
According to him, officers of the command have been placed in strategic locations in the area, apparently to comb all houses, abandoned and dilapidated buildings in the area.
“I also want to intimate you today, that a victim of cult attack was picked by the officials of the CTU and quickly rushed to the Federal Medical Centre Annex, in Ado-Ekiti, after he was seriously injured.
“The suspect quickly ran away to escape arrest.
Efforts are intensified to get him and other members of his accomplices soon.
“Anybody arrested will be investigated and charged to court accordingly, to serve as a deterrent and to discourage other youths from engaging in drug abuse, fraud and stealing,” he stated.
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