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The Ekiti State Police Command has arrested the suspected individuals responsible for the murders of a Point of Sales operator and a rice hawker in Ado Ekiti, the state capital.

Ekiti News reports that Mr. Adeniran Akinwale, the Commissioner of Police, disclosed on Wednesday that the killers of the Point of Sales operator and the rice hawker in Ado Ekiti have been arrested.

While parading 21 suspects apprehended for various crimes in the state, the Police Commissioner noted that the suspects were also responsible for other killings in the state last week.

Akinwale, represented at the parade by the Public Relations Officer of the Ekiti Command, Sunday Abutu, stated that the suspects would be charged to court upon completion of investigations.

He urged residents to remain security conscious and report any suspicious individuals or groups to the nearest police station or call 08062335577.

The PPRO explained that the three members of the killer squad, who also belonged to the Eiye Confraternity, were arrested while the police were on the trail of others who are on the run.

Abutu said following the recent fracas among rival secret cult group members, especially the Supreme “Eiye” Confraternity and the Black Axe “Aiye” Confraternity in Ado-Ekiti that led to serious unrest as well as killing and robbing of innocent citizens, “the command activated a full-scale manhunt to arrest the perpetrators, bring them to justice and restore a peaceful atmosphere.”

He said, “The suspects confessed that they, alongside other fleeing members of their gang identified as Atewogboye Ibrahim and one nicknamed Tornado, were responsible for the killing of one Omoyajowo Olanipekun (ticket agent) on Tuesday last week, the killing of one Ibrahim Taofeek Ayinde (POS operator), and the killing of one Abdullahi Dogon-Daji (rice hawker) on Thursday last week.

“They equally confessed to the attacking and killing of one Abdullahi Abubakar on June 19 during the process of robbing him of his motorcycle. The gang equally shot one Olakunle Rasak at Ori Apata, Along Adebayo Area, Ado-Ekiti, who is presently receiving treatment in the hospital.

“The suspects confessed further that the killing of the rice hawker inside Bisi Market was a mistake as they targeted a rival cult member who was standing beside the victim.

“According to them, the attack was to avenge the killing of one Okunola Dami, who was their member, who was shot dead on 27th May 2024 around Dalimore Area, of Ado-Ekiti, by members of a rival secret cult group.”

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