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Three suspects in police net over Kwara cult fight



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The Kwara State Police Command said it had arrested three suspects over the cult fight that occurred at Budo Oke in Eyenkorin, Asa Local Government Area of the state on Tuesday.

This medium reported that the feud between the two rival Cult groups had claimed one life while two houses were set ablaze in the Eyenkorin community.

Police said the victim is one Adams Isah, who was allegedly stabbed in the chest by a leader of a rival cult group during an altercation.

The Kwara State Police Command, in a statement by Ejire-Adeyemi Toun, the Police Public Relations Officer, on Wednesday, stated that the clash started at about 1.30 am on Tuesday following an altercation between two suspected leaders of rival cult groups in the Eyenkorin community.

“On April 30, 2024, at about 0130 hours, an altercation erupted between two suspected cultists identified as Adams Isah, also known as “Number One,” aged 28, and Rasaq Olorunwa, aged 28. Both are male residents of Budo-Oke in Eiyenkorin. The altercation escalated, resulting in Rasaq Olorunwa stabbing Adams Isah in the chest with a knife.

“Adams Isah was immediately rushed to the General Hospital in Ilorin for medical attention. Tragically, he was pronounced dead on arrival at the hospital by a medical doctor. The corpse has been deposited at the hospital’s mortuary, awaiting an autopsy.

“Following this incident, suspected members of the same cult group of the victim became violent, disturbing the peace of the public in a bid to avenge the death of their leader.”

The police command said its tactical teams swiftly responded and arrested three suspects at the scene of the crime, who are Sulaiman Ismail, ‘M’, Mamud Ibrahim, ‘M’, and Mudashir Saheed, ‘M’, all residents of Budo-Oke, Eiyenkorin. A Dane gun was recovered.

The statement added, “The suspects have been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department, Ilorin, for further investigation, while a manhunt has been launched to track down Rasaq Olorunwa, who is presently at large and other culprits involved in the crime who may have fled the scene.”

Ejire-Adeyemi said that Mr Victor Olaiya, the state Commissioner of Police, stated that membership in any cult group is a serious criminal offence under the laws of Nigeria, which are applicable in the state.





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