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The Ekiti State Police Command’s operatives have arrested eight suspected cult members at Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti.

Sunday Abutu, the State Police Public Relations Officer stated in Ado Ekiti on Wednesday that the arrest, which took place on Tuesday, followed the intervention of the Command’s Rapid Response Squad after receiving a distress call.

Abutu, in a statement on behalf of the State Commissioner of Police, Adeniran Akinwale, mentioned that “at about 18:00 hours, the command received a distress call reporting that some suspected members of the Buccaneer Confraternity, Alora Sea Lord secret cult group, were conducting themselves in a manner that could cause a breach of peace on the campus of EKSU.”

Ekiti News reports that the police spokesman said that the command immediately deployed the RRS to the scene where eight suspected cult members were arrested.

He listed the suspects as “Onifade Akinsola (400L Political Science), Olatunde David (400L Computer Science), Omoboyowa Olabode (400L Political Science), Daniel Oluwagbenga (300L Accounting), Adeleke Tolani (300L Sociology), Andrew Ochuko (300L Sociology), Bamiduro Olawale (CarryOver Student of Political Science), and Adelakun Omoniyi (2023 graduate).

Abutu stated, “During the operation, some of the fleeing gang members fired gunshots at the Armoured Personnel Carrier conveying the RRS operatives and damaged the windshield. Efforts are in progress to arrest them and recover the weapons in their possession.

“Exhibits recovered from the arrested suspects are two yellow fez caps with Buccaneer Confraternity Alora Sea Lord secret cult logo and an inscription that reads – Santa Barbara Love Victory and Perfection.”

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