BY AYODELE ABERE in Ado Ekiti*
In its continued determination in the fight against crimes and criminality, the Ekiti State Police Command has clamped down on suspects in connection with different criminal cases across the state.
Some of them were paraded by the Police Public Relations Officer, Ekiti State Police Command, DSP Ogu Caleb Ikechukwu on Monday on behalf of the State Commissioner of Police, CP Bello Ahmed at the Command Headquarters in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital.
In his statement, on the 29th of August 2018, eight (8) suspected cultists were also arrested at Odo-Igede area of Ado-Ekiti by a team of Police Operatives.
The arrested suspects confessed to belong to Eye and Black Axe confraternity. They are Babatunde Jimoh ‘M’ 19 -year old, Shitu Dayo ‘M’ 19-year old, Tope Adeleye ‘M’ 22-year old, Omowaye Rotimi ‘M’ 31-year old, Akinola Ajisafe ‘M’ 37-year old, Femi Felix ‘M’ 25-year old, Adebayo Tope ‘M’ 22-year old, and Oluwabusuyi Tope ‘M’ 23-year old.
Two suspects were also paraded for murder. Following a distress call that was received from Olomola Taiwo of Ilamoye Street, Igede-Ekiti on 28th of August 2018, that her twin sister Olomola Kehinde ‘F’ was stabbed at the neck.
The victim (Kehinde) was rushed to the Federal Medical Centre, Ido-Ekiti where she was confirmed dead by doctors. Upon investigation, a team of Police Operatives found one long axe with blood stain at the scene of crime and these two suspects Oguntoyinbo Odunayo ‘M’ and Babatunde Akinola ‘M’ were arrested.
That same 28th of August, 2018, Bamigbade Tolulope ‘M’ a.k.a ‘ASPEN’ a student of Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, threatened violence and forcefully raped his female counterpart. Police Operatives arrested the rape suspect in Oye -Ekiti and he confessed to the crime.
The PPRO said that all the suspects arrested would be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded, as he enjoined all Ekiti citizens to be security conscious, vigilant and report any untoward incident or happening observed in their locality to the nearest Police Station.