By Dada Ahmed.
The Police Command in Kwara state says it has arrested an alleged notorious cultist,Ojoagbu, acting on an actionable intelligence by a team of its Anti-cultism Unit.
SP Okasanmi Ajayi,the
Police Public Relations Officer,PPRO, disposed this in a statement in Ilorin and a copy made available to The Reporters on Wednesday.
According to him,the suspect who has been on the wanted list of the Anti-cultism, was on a mission to carry out another gruesome attack on a target yet to be identified when he was traced and arrested at Ace Supermarket located at Unity area of Ilorin on 2/8/2022 at about 1800hours.
Ajayi recalled that Ilorin, the state capital, had witnessed some cult killings and counter -killings by opposing cult confraternities in recent times, adding that the ugly development had “unnecessarily heightened tension amongst residents of the state.”
The Police image maker said: “In an attempt to arrest the suspect, while also avoiding likely collateral damage in the process of the arrest, it was difficult to simultaneously arrest the other members of his gang who escaped, using customers of the supermarket as shields.
“Investigation of the matter is presently ongoing.
“One locally made pistol and two live cartridges were recovered from the suspect.
“Meanwhile,efforts are in progress to arrest his fleeing accomplices.
The Commissioner of Police, Kwara State, CP Tuesday Assayomo psc (+) reinstated his earlier assertion that, Kwara State can never play host to criminals of whatever nomenclature.
“Therefore, cultists and other lawbreakers are for the umpteenth time warned to borrow a new leaf or relocate to another state, as no effort would be spared by the command in smoking criminal elements out of Kwara State,”Ajayi said.