Police arrest at least eight suspects over k#lling of traditional rulers, abd¥ction of pupils, teachers in Ekiti State

The Ekiti State Police Command reveals it has arrested eight suspects over the recent k#lling of two traditional rulers as well as the abd¥ction of some pupils in the state.

Ekiti has witnessed a wave of att+cks recently. On January 29, g¥nmen k#lledtwo Ekiti monarchs – the Onimojo of Imojo, Oba Olatunde Olusola, and the Elesun of Esun Ekiti, Oba Babatunde Ogunsakin.

Also in the same area, the assailants att+cked a school bus and whisked away five pupils of the Apostolic Faith Group of Schools, three teachers, and the bus driver.

Giving an update on Sunday, the police authorities in Ekiti State said the suspects were arrested during a joint operation which was carried out through Emure-Ekiti Forest, Ise/Ogbese Forest to Emure-Ile Forest in Ondo State.

The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Abutu Sunday, in a statement noted that the operation involved police operatives, Amotekun corps, vigilantes, local hunters, members of Agbekoya Group including Policemen and Amotekun Corps from Ondo State.

He identified the suspects as Yaya Sumaila, Idrisu Abubakar, Hassan Abudullahi, Abudullahi Abudullahi, Haruna Abubakar, Usman Abudullahi, Haruna Sule including one Babusa Alhaji Lede who was arrested inside Ayedun/ Ayebode Ekiti forest in Ikole Area of the state.

“The suspects are currently undergoing investigation and are giving credible information that could lead to the arrest of other fleeing suspects that perpetrated the dastard acts.

While the Command will not rest until the fleeing ho@dl¥ms are made to face the full wr+th 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.”

Exhibits recovered from the suspects are one cow, three cutl+sses, one axe, one d+gg£r, and food items




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