Men of the Anti-cultism team attached to police commands, Kwara State, have arrested one Ekene Okonji, ‘m’, on a mission to carry out another gruesome attack on a target yet to be identified.
He was traced and arrested at Ace Supermarket located in the Unity area of Ilorin on 2/8/2022 at about 1800hours.
Kwara State Police spokesperson, SP Okasanmi Ajayi said that the Kwara state capital has witnessed some cult killings and counter killings by opposing cult confraternities in recent times which has unnecessarily heightened tension amongst residents of the state.
“In an attempt to arrest the suspect, while also avoiding likely collateral damage in the process of the arrest, it was difficult to simultaneously arrest the other members of his gang who escaped using customers of the supermarket as shields.
“One locally made pistol and two live cartridges were recovered from the suspect. Meanwhile, efforts are in progress to arrest his fleeing accomplices.”
The Commissioner of Police in Kwara State, CP Tuesday Assayomo reinstated his earlier assertion that Kwara State can never play host to criminals of whatever nomenclature.
He, however, said cultists and other lawbreakers are for the umpteenth time warned to borrow a new leaf or relocate to another state, as no effort would be spared by the command in smoking criminal elements out of Kwara State.
He said the Investigation of the matter is presently ongoing.