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Ekiti police arrest cultists during initiation

Victor Akinkuolie, Ado-Ekiti

The  Anti-Cultism Unit of the Ekiti State Police Command, has confirmed the arrest of seven suspected cultists in Omuo-Ekiti, headquarters of Ekiti East local government area of the state.

The command said the arrest of the suspected cult members was made possible through the assistance of members of  the Vigilante Group of Nigeria, Omuo-Ekiti Unit.

According to the Public Relations Officer of the command, Mr Sunday Abutu, the seven suspects were arrested at a popular Quarry construction site in the community while performing initiation of new members.

He identified the arrested suspects as Gbenga Oluwatobi, 26; Akinola Ademola Ojo ,22; Rotimi Tolulope ,35, Samuel Sesan ,22;Abiodun Adeleke, 42; Olagunju Temitope, 21 and Adekunle Oluwaseun, 24.

According to him, “The arrested suspects confessed they are members of Eiye confraternity group and were having their usual meeting and registration of new members when they were apprehended.

“They were arrested with some wraps of weeds suspected to be Indian hemp, including their registration notebook that contains 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”

“The suspects will be arraigned accordingly while effort is in progress to arrest other fleeing members.”

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