Wole Balogun, Ado Ekiti
Ekiti State Police Command has arrested a 29-year-old Gbenga Aluko, in connection with alleged cultism and murder.
A statement by the command’s Police Commissioner, Asuquo Amba, in Ado Ekiti, yesterday, quoted Amba as saying Aluko and three others, who are members of Eiye Confraternity, were allegedly involved in the killings of members of Black Axe ‘AIYE’ Confraternity, a rival secret cult group, in Ekiti and Ondo states, in recent time.
Others members of the cult group arrested by Special Anti-Robbery Squad were: Ayodele Ayodeji, 31, Olamide Olurunsola, 43 and Adewale Adekunle 23, all from Ifaki Ekiti, while others escaped during the operation.
The commissioner revealed that Aluko and his cult group confessed that he had surrendered his gun to a prominent king in Ondo State, in 2017, but his claim was found to be false.
“Investigation revealed that the suspect had been using one Toyota Camry car with registration number, KJA 710 FF, to perpetrate the killings of his victims. The said vehicle has been recovered and is in police custody,” the commissioner said.
Amba said materials recovered from them include one cutlass, charms, one Dell laptop, a foreign woman’s photograph, two Ipad phones and one Infinix phone.
He said: “On February 11, 2019, at about 2.30p.m, in Ifaki Ekiti, further effort intensified by the team led to the arrest of some other members of Eiye Supreme Confraternity group. All the suspects confessed to be members of Supreme Eiye Confraternity, respectively, and claimed their guns were in custody of other fleeing members of their gang.
The commissioner added that the police have also arrested Kehinde Adams and Adeyanju Timilehin for allegedly receiving stolen property.
“On February 8, the suspects were arrested with the aid of tracking technology.
“The suspects confessed to have bought a stolen Infinix Hot 5 handset from one Adeniyi Adewumi and Sunday Idowu, who belong to an armed robbery syndicate who had earlier been arrested, charged to court and remanded in prison custody,” he said.
He assured that they shall be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded.