EKSU student, five others nabbed over cultism, robbery
From Victor Akinkuolie, Ado-Ekiti
Ekiti State Police Command has confirmed the arrest of a 400-Level student of Ekiti State University (EKSU), Daniel Adetunji, over cult activities.
The Commissioner of police in the state, Mr Azukwo Amba also confirmed the arrest of five other persons for alleged unlawful possession of firearms.
The Commissioner gave the names of the suspects as Sunday Ojo, Agbabiaka Amidu, Osewende Babatunde, Ogunlade Babatunde and Adesina Tunji.
Briefing newsmen at the Ekiti State Police Command headquarters, along Iyin road, Ado-Ekiti, the Commissioner said the EKSU student who was suspected to be a member of Eiye supreme confraternity was arrested at a liquor joint opposite the university, while planning to unleash terror on other students on campus.
The police boss added that upon the arrest of the suspect, operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) of the command also received a distress call from residents of Ekute Quarters, Ado-Ekiti that some unidentified persons invaded the area and broke into three houses using big stones to break their doors.
The police boss said during the incident, the suspects allegedly robbed their victims of valuable items including cash,stressing that when the officers arrived at the scene, the suspects were arrested.
Items said to have been recovered from the suspects, according to the police include, blue beret, one Itel handset, one cut to size single barrel gun, two live cartridges, one power bank, wrist watch and two big stones.
The Ekiti State police helmsman disclosed that the arrest of the suspects was made possible through diligent and painstaking operations and investigation by the police in the state under his watch.