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Ekiti police parade 18 suspects for various crimes

The Ekiti State Police Command yesterday paraded 18 suspects alleged to have been involved in various crimes in the state in recent times. Those paraded…

The Ekiti State Police Command yesterday paraded 18 suspects alleged to have been involved in various crimes in the state in recent times.

Those paraded included five men and two women for armed robbery allegations, three suspects for burglary and stealing, five suspected cultists, one lady for allegedly organising her own kidnap, and an alleged rapist.

The Command’s Commissioner of Police, Mr Tunde Mobayo, represented by its Public Relations Officer, Mr Sunday Abutu, narrated that a gang of masked persons had recently robbed their victims at gunpoint on the Aisegba/Ilumoba express road of N540,000 and one HP laptop computer valued at N80,000.00.

Mobayo said the police later arrested Solomon Alexander, Eric Tile, Promise Shea, Desmond Peter, Peter Ayo, Ayange Blessing and Jennifer Allah, who were among those paraded yesterday, for their alleged involvement in the robbery.

The police Commissioner also said that on August 10, 2020, a woman reported that her daughter, Mary Idris, was missing.

“Upon investigation, Mary Idris was discovered to have planned her own kidnap with Olawuse Victor to extort money from her parents. She confessed to the crime,” he said.

The Command disclosed it also arrested the suspected rapist, Eyinafe Femi, in the Ajilosun area of Ado-Ekiti for allegedly abducting and having carnal knowledge of a 16-year-old girl for three days.

Mobayo said, “During interrogation, the suspect confessed to have committed the crime by forcing the victim to drink beverage already mixed with illicit drugs, through which she lost consciousness for three days.”

The five suspected cultists were said to have been arrested on August 9, 2020 at Ikere-Ekiti during the cult’s initiation rites.

They are Ojo Ademola, Fatuki Tosin, Sani Mohammed, Fagbehingbe Timilehin and Arowosegbe Okiri.

The Command said it recovered one Beretta pistol, two Dane guns, one wooden carved gun, one wooden mask, two cutlasses, charms, a battle axe, a carton of Hi-mobile phone, phone accessories and different telecommunication recharge cards from the suspects.