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Police arrest 25 suspected cultists in Osun

Suspected cultist on Parade in Osogbo. Photo:Adenitan Akinola/Radio Nigeria

The Osun State Police Command has arrested 25 suspected members of secret cult for allegedly attacking residents of Ile-Ife.  

Pandemonium broke out in Ile-Ife on Monday when the cultists went on rampage, vandalized properties and injured scores of people.  

Speaking on behalf of the Commissioner of Police, Osun State Command, Mr Kehinde Longe, the Assistant Public Relations Officer, Mr. Theophilus Adesokan Adekola said the arrested suspects had been detained at the Police headquarters in Osogbo, the state capital pending the conclusion of investigation.  

He said peace and orderliness had been restored in Ile-Ife and advised residents to go about their lawful businesses with assurance that police would ensure their safety. 

Some of the suspects confirmed their membership to the Eiye Secret Confraternity while others denied being involved in cultism.  

Reporting by Adenitan Akinola; Editing by Annabel Nwachukwu