The Osun State Police Command has arrested 25 suspected members of secret cult for attacking residents of Ile-Ife.
Pandemonium broke out in Ile-Ife on Monday when the cultists went on rampant, vandalised valuable properties and injured scores of people.
Police swiftly swung into action, arrested the suspects and detained them at the Police headquarters in Osogbo, the state capital for investigation.
Some of the suspects confirmed their membership of Eiye Secret Confraternity while some denied their involvement in cultism.
One of the suspects, Afolabi Sheriff said he was forced to join a cult group.
“In the year 2020, I was invited to join Eiye Secret Confraternity but I declined. They forced me to join the cult group. I left Ile-Ife since then and I just came back five days ago, “Afolabi Sheriff
Another suspect, Olajide Habeeb said he join the Eiye Secret Confraternity in 2021 and that he has never harmed anyone since then. Olajide Habeeb said “I joined Eiye in 2021 and since then, I have never done any bad thing. I’m not a bad person. I don’t do bad things.”
Speaking on behalf of the Commissioner of Police in the state, CP Kehinde Longe, the Assistant PPRO, Theophilus Adesokan-Adekola said the suspects would be charged to court after diligent investigation.
He said peace and orderliness has been restored in Ile-Ife an advised residents to go about their lawful businesses with assurance that police would ensure their safety.
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