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Police arrest eight suspected cult members in Ekiti

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Eight suspected cult members at the Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti, have been arrested by the Nigerian Police.

According to the PUNCH, the Police Public Relations Officer, Ekiti State Command, Sunday Abutu, said in Ado Ekiti on Wednesday that the previous arrest followed the intervention of men of the Rapid Response Squad following a distress call.

Abutu said in a statement on behalf of the state police commissioner, Mr Adeniran Akinwale, that, “At about 18:00hours, 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 a breach of peace on the campus of EKSU.”

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He said that the command immediately deployed the RRS to the scene where eight suspected cult members were arrested.

Abutu listed the suspects as: “Onifade 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 Olawale (CarryOver Student of Political Science); and Adelakun Omoniyi (2023 graduate).

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The PPRO stated, “During the operation, some of the fleeing gang members fired gunshots at the Armoured Personnel Carrier conveying the RRS operatives and damaged the windscreen. Efforts are underway to arrest them and recover the weapons in their possession.

“Exhibits recovered from the arrested suspects are two yellow fez caps with Buccaneer Confraternity Alora Sea Lord secret cult logo and an inscription that reads – Santa Barbara Love Victory and Perfection,” the police spokesperson stated.

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