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Police arrests five suspected cultists in Ekiti



Police operatives in Ekiti have arrested five suspected cultists in the state.

The spokesman for the state police command, Sunday Abutu, who confirmed the development in a statement on Saturday in Ado Ekiti, said the suspects were arrested by operatives of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) in the state capital.

He said: “At about 2:30 p.m., on February 18, the command received a credible tip- off that a group of suspected cultists were sighted at a hotel along Ikere Road in Ado-Ekiti.

“The command’s Rapid Response Squad (RRS) upon receipt of the intelligence report swung into action and the suspects were found in one of the hotel rooms.

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“They were found with some incriminating items and were promptly arrested.

“Upon searching the room, three packs of suspected Arizona Hemp, 50 raps of suspected cocaine,15 packs of suspected loud hemp were found in their possession and recovered.

“Others items recovered from them were 20 wraps of weeds suspected to be Indian hemp, 10 gas lighters, one sharp knife, and N76,900 cash.”

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