The Ogun State Police Command on Wednesday announced that it had arrested a 28-year-old suspected cultist, Sunday Paul for allegedly killing over 15 people in the Ikenne area of state
According to the spokesman for the police command, Abimbola Oyeyemi in a statement on Wednesday in Abeokuta, Paul arrested on Saturday.
Popularly called Blade, Paul, according to Oyeyemi, was the leader of the Eiye Confraternity in the area, adding that the suspect is an ex-convict, who was recently released from a correctional centre on a murder-related case.
The police spokesman, who revealed that the suspect confessed to have killed no fewer than 15 persons in the Ikenne area of the state, explained that Paul had been on the police wanted list for a long time before he was eventually apprehended following an intensive surveillance and technical investigation of his activities.
According to him, the suspect also confessed to killing a rival cult member identified as Kabiru.
Oyeyemi said: “The police in Ogun State have arrested a one-eyed man, who is a leader of the dreaded Eiye Confraternity in Ikenne and who is responsible for the killing of a least 15 people in Ikenne and its environs.
“The suspect, Sunday Paul, aka Blade, who has been on the wanted list of the command, was arrested on September 21, 2019, following an intensive surveillance and technical investigation of his activities.
“Upon his arrest, it was discovered that he had been nabbed and charged on three different occasions and he recently came out of a correctional centre over a murder-related case.
“On interrogation, he admitted being the leader of the Eiye Confraternity in Ikenne and its environs; he equally confessed to being responsible for the killing of one Kabiru, whom he claimed to be a member of a rival cult.
“His arrest elicited wild jubilation in Ikenne and its environs.
“Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, Bashir Makama, has ordered a full-scale investigation into the past activities of the suspect with a view to charging him as soon as possible.”
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