Police arrest 7 cultists disturbing Aramoko-Ekiti


The Ekiti State Police Command apprehended seven cultists armed with lethal weapons.

The cultists were apprehended by RRS men, according to a statement from the Police spokesman, ASP Sunday Abutu.

“On 30/04/2022 at approximately 10:00hrs, the Command received credible intelligence that two rival cult groups, Black Axe (AIYE) and EIYE secret cults, were on the rampage in Aramoko-Ekiti,” according to the statement.

Upon receiving the information, Command operatives rushed on the area and arrested Olajide Marvelous ’24yrs’, Sunday Kolawole ’20yrs’, Olajide Samuel ’25yrs’, Jamiu Olalekan ’24yrs’, Sunday David ’18yrs’, Idowu Olarenwaju ’25yrs’, and Okeke Dada ’24yrs’, while others took to their heels and escaped arrest.

Investigation revealed that the two cult groups were fighting for supremacy and have been terrorizing innocent citizens and causing a nuisance in Aramoko-Ekiti.

Offensive weapons and insignias of cultism were recovered from them while efforts are ongoing for the possible arrest of the fleeing suspects.