Thursday, 13 July 2017

Kwara police parade 11 suspected cultists

Yesterday, The Kwara State Police Command  paraded eleven suspected cultists in Ilorin, the state capital. Commissioner of Police Lawan Ado said their arrest followed intelligence reports.

According to him, three of the suspects, who confessed to be members of the Eiye confraternity, were arrested at Akpata Yakuba, and a locally-made pistol was recovered from them.

Ado said four others, who also confessed to be members of Eiye Confraternity, had been terrorising students of the University of Ilorin, and residents.

Another three arrested at flash points in Tanke confessed to be active members of Aiye Confraternity, and were responsible for crimes, including homicide and robbery, under investigation.

The police boss hinted that the command is on the trail of an ex-convict, who led his gang to operate recently. He said while the ex-convict escaped, three of his gang members were arrested- a Honda Civic car, a laptop and two mobile phones were recovered from them.

He added that an investigative team from the force headquarters in Abuja had been deployed to assist in the investigation into the murder of a businesswoman, Alhaja Rashidat, at Kulende area of the town.

The police in Kano State yesterday paraded 13 members of a robbery syndicate, allegedly led by 30-year-old Yusuf Umar.

The suspects were caught during an operation at Tokarawa Village, Gerzawa Local Government.

Spokesman Magaji Musa Majiya said their arrest followed a distress call, saying the command’s Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) responded by swooping on the robbers, and arrested Umar, who was clad in military camouflage, alongside 33-year-old Amadu Mohammed.

Majiya said one locally-made assault rifle; a revolver pistol; four rounds of live ammunitions; a set of military uniform; one cutlass and two motorcycles and a Golf 3 (AX571 KMC), were recovered from their hideout.

According to Majiya, the suspects confessed to belonging to a six-man syndicate, who have been terrorising the people.

Majiya added that another syndicate was burst at Hotoro quarters, and a Sienna car, snatched at gun point, was recovered. The car has been returned to its rightful owner.

He also added that Murtala Adamu of Aujarawar Alkali village, an auto-mechanic, was also arrested.

He gives information about potential victims to the suspects.

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