Eight More Suspects Arrested Over Murdered Ekiti Monarchs and Abducted Pupils 


By Kamsi Anayo 

Ekiti State Police Command has announced arrest of additional eight suspects.

Confirming the arrest, the command spokesperson, DSP Abutu Sunday said, following the recent kidnapping of some school children in Emure-Ekiti and the killing of two traditional rulers in Ikole-Ekiti, the Command, in order to ensure the rescue of the victims and the apprehension of the culprits, deployed the Rapid Response Squad for a bush combing operation in collaboration with the military personnel, Amotekun Corps, Vigilantes, Local Hunters, Members of Agbekoya Group including Policemen and Amotekun Corps from Ondo State, which resulted in arrest of more eight suspects.

He said, “During the operation which was carried out through Emure-Ekiti Forest, Ise/Ogbese Forest to Emure-Ile Forest in Ondo state, the following eight (8) suspects were further arrested in the Forests: Yaya Sumaila, Idrisu Abubakar, Hassan Abdullahi, Abdullahi Abdullahi, Haruna Abubakar, Usman Abdullahi, Haruna Sule including one Babusa Alhaji Lede who was arrested inside Ayedun/ Ayebode Ekiti forest in Ikole Area of the state”.

The suspects, he said, are currently undergoing investigation and are giving credible information that could lead to the arrest of other fleeing suspects that perpetrated the dastardly acts.

“Exhibits recovered from the suspects are: one life Cow, three cutlasses, one axe, one dagger including food items.

“While the Command will not rest until the fleeing hoodlums are made to face the full wrath of the law, members of the public are hereby implored to be calm and support the police with credible and timely information that could lead to the arrest of those behind these heinous acts and other criminal elements in the State”, Sunday said.


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