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Police Arrest Armed Robbery Suspects, Secret Cult Members In Kwara

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Police Arrest Armed Robbery Suspects, Secret Cult Members In Kwara

They confessed to several robberies, including one in which a person was killed.

Ilorin, Kwara  State– Operatives of Kwara State police command have arrested multiple suspected criminal syndicates in connection with armed robberies and secret cult activities in different locations.

The Commissioner of Police, Victor Olaiya, parading the suspects on Wednesday at the command headquarters in Ilorin, during which he disclosed that the arrested suspects were linked to a criminal syndicate that operated between Ibadan and Osun State.

“On September 5, 2023, a case of criminal conspiracy and armed robbery was reported by Ms. Opadiran Yetunde, who stated that four armed men invaded her residence in the Oke-Jia Egbejila area and made away with iPhones and jewelry, and even forced her to transfer a significant sum of money while they stole her vehicle.

Items Recover

Items Recover

“Subsequent investigations led to the recovery of the stolen vehicle in Badagry, Lagos State, and the arrest of three individuals: Abdulsalam, Nurudeen Saka, and Segun Tata.

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He stated that the criminals were identified as part of a syndicate operating between Ibadan and Osun State, engaging in a string of robberies, including the one reported by Ms Yetunde.

Exhibits recovered from the suspects include weapons, phones, money, jewelry, watches, and more.

In a separate incident, two notorious armed robbery suspects, Jamiu Idowu Aje and Shittu Sherif, were arrested in connection with multiple robberies.

The suspects were arrested with a double-barrel gun and an unregistered motorcycle.

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“During interrogation, they confessed to several robberies, including one in which a person was killed. The gang had also stolen motorcycles and was involved in violent clashes with rival cultists.

Motorcycle Recover

Motorcycle Recover

“In yet another case, three individuals, Ahmed Umar, Tunde Olarewaju Usman, and Kudus Ajao Okin, were arrested in connection with secret cult activities. A locally made single-barrel gun was recovered from one of the suspects.

Ahmed Umar confessed to his affiliation with a rival cult organization and was assigned the duty of obtaining weapons as a means of reconciliation.

Tunde Olarewaju, a member of the Aiye Confraternity, admitted to his responsibility for the murders of multiple Eiye Cult members and the gruesome act of decapitating their victims.

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Two suspects, Azeez Shola Lawal and Ismail Musa, also known alias Ostence, were arrested by law enforcement operatives for their involvement in a homicide.

A report was filed by Kehinde Abdulquadri Sarumi, where she described an incident where she and her children were assaulted by a group of masked and armed men while they were selling bread at the Oja-Oba roundabout.



Amid the incident, two of her children sustained injuries, and sadly, one of them lost their life. Following an extensive investigation, after a thorough investigation, the suspects confessed to the crime.

The police chief, however, stated that all the suspects will be brought before the court once the investigation is completed.

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