Five suspected cult members and drug dealers have been arrested by men of the Ekiti state police command in Ikere Ekiti, the headquarters of Ikere Local Government area of the state.
The arrest is disclosed in a statement released by the spokesperson of the command, ASP Sunday Abutu on Saturday, February 19.
According to Abutu, the arrest followed credible tip- off that a group of suspected cultists were sighted in a popular hotel in the community.
“On 18/02/2022 at about 02:30hrs, the Command received a credible tip off that a group of suspected cultists were sighted in INSPIRATION HOTEL, Ikere-Ekiti.”
“Upon the receipt of the information, the operatives of the Rapid Response Squad(RRS) swung into action and on getting to the hotel, one Adewumi Gboyega a.k.a PASU, Temitope Oyeyemi a.k.a THIAGO, Kazeem Ayomide a.k.a SATIM, Adewumi Praise and Olayinka Emmanuel were found in one of the hotel rooms.
“Upon searching the room, the following items were found in their possession and recovered: three(3) packs of suspected Arizona Hemp, fifty(50) raps of suspected cocaine, fifteen(15) packs of suspected loud hemp, twenty(20) raps of weeds suspected to be Indian hemp, ten(10) gas lighters, one(1) sharp knife, and a cash sum of seventy six thousand, nine hundred naira(#76,900)”
During interrogation, the arrested suspects confessed to be illicit drug dealers.