Police arrest 8 suspected cult members in Ekiti

The Ekiti State Police Command has arrested eight suspected cult members of various secret groups in the state.

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This was contained in a statement signed by the public relations officer of the command, DSP Sunday Abutu.

According to the statement, the suspects belong to four secret groups which include Buccaneer, Confraternity, Alora and Sea Lord.

Exhibits recovered from them include two yellow face caps with Buccaneer, Confraternity, Alora, and Sea Lord secret Cult Logo.

The statement reads, “On 07/05/2024 at about 18:00hrs, the Command received a distress call that some suspected members of BUCCANEER CONFRATERNITY ALORA SEA LORD secret cult group were conducting themselves in a manner that could cause breach of peace on the Campus of Ekiti State University.

“The Command immediately deployed the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) to the scene where eight suspects namely: Onifade Joshua Akinsola (400L Political Science), Olatunde David (400L Computer Science), Omoboyowa Olabode (400L Political Science), Daniel Oluwagbenga (300L Accounting) Adeleke Tolani (300L Sociology), Andrew Ochuko (300L Sociology), Bamiduro Ahmed Olawale (CarryOver Student of Political Science), Adelakun Omoniyi (2023 graduate) were arrested.

“During the operation, some of the fleeing gang members fired gunshots at the Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC) conveying the RRS operatives and damaging the Wind Screen. Effort is in progress to arrest them and recover the weapons in theirs possession.

“Exhibits recovered from the arrested suspects are: two yellow face caps with Buccaneer Confraternity Alora Sea Lord secret Cult Logo and an inscription that reads- SANTA BARBARA LOVE VICTORY AND PERFECTION”.

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