By Adebomi Oladipupo, Ado Ekiti
Five students of the Ekiti State University Ado Ekiti have been arrested for allegedly involving in cultism and illegal possession of firearms by the police.
A statement by the Ekiti State Police Public Relations Officer ASP Sunday Abutu confirms that the students were arrested during an initiation ceremony in a bush behind the campus following a tip off.
The suspects arrested are: Adeyeye Adeyemi ‘m'(29yrs), Adeyemi Tobi ‘m'(25yrs), Moyosore Onajobi ‘m'(22yrs), Dickson Godwin ‘m'(23yrs) and Olowosaye Martins ‘m'(21yrs).
” On 25th April, 2021 at about 0130hrs, information was received by the Police Rapid Response Squad(RRS), Ekiti State Command, that some members of the BLACK AXE(AIYE) secret confraternity were holding an initiation rite inside a bush behind Ekiti State University(EKSU) Campus, Iworoko-Ekiti.
“Upon the receipt of the information, a team of the RRS Operatives in synergy with the Police Personnel attached to Iworoko Divisional Police Headquarters swung into action and stormed the bush where the suspected cultists shot sporadically on sighting the Police.
“In the process however, five(5) suspects were arrested and all claimed to be students of Ekiti State University while other suspects took to their heels and escaped.
Items reportedly recovered from the scene are one small size locally made pistol, two expended cartridges, one gallon containing liquid drug, weeds suspected to be Indian Hemp and two motorcycles.
The Ekiti State Commissioner of Police has ordered a thorough investigation of the arrested suspects and has equally tasked the Operatives to ensure the apprehension of the fleeing suspects.