The arrested suspects
Seven suspected cult members have been apprehended by men of the Ekiti State Police Command for terrorizing innocent citizens in Aramoko-Ekiti.
Spokesperson of the command, ASP Sunday Abutu, disclosed this in a statement on Thursday, May 5.
"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 rampage in Aramoko-Ekiti," the statement read.
"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 nuisance in Aramoko-Ekiti,"
Offensive weapons and insignias of cultism were recovered from them while effort is ongoing for the possible arrest of the fleeing suspects, the PPRO added.