Five suspected cultists, drug dealers arrested in Ekiti


The Ekiti State Police Command has arrested five suspected cult members and drug dealers in Ikere Ekiti, the headquarters of Ikere Local Government area of the state.

Spokesperson of the command, ASP Sunday Abutu, in a statement on Saturday, said that the arrest followed credible tip- off that a group of suspected cultists were sighted in a popular hotel in the community.

"On 18/02/2022 at about 02:30hrs, the Command received a credible tip off that a group of suspected cultists were sighted in INSPIRATION HOTEL, Ikere-Ekiti," he stated.

"Upon the receipt of the information, the operatives of the Rapid Response Squad(RRS) swung into action and on getting to the hotel, one Adewumi Gboyega a.k.a PASU, Temitope Oyeyemi a.k.a THIAGO, Kazeem Ayomide a.k.a SATIM, Adewumi Praise and Olayinka Emmanuel were found in one of the hotel rooms.

"Upon searching the room, the following items were found in their possession and recovered: three(3) packs of suspected Arizona Hemp, fifty(50) raps of suspected cocaine, fifteen(15) packs of suspected loud hemp, twenty(20) raps of weeds suspected to be Indian hemp, ten(10) gas lighters, one(1) sharp knife, and a cash sum of seventy six thousand, nine hundred naira(#76,900)".

During interrogation, the arrested suspects confessed to be illicit drug dealers.

The Ekiti State Commissioner of Police, CP Tunde Mobayo, while commending the members of the public for their cooperation and support in providing timely and useful information to the Police that has led to the arrest of the suspects and other criminal elements in the society, promises that the Command, under his watch, will not relent in its efforts to cripple the activities of criminals in the State.

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