Kwara: 46-year-old suspected ritualist in police net Stephen Olufemi Oni, Ilorin

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The Kwara State Police Command has arrested a 46-year-old man,
Isiaka Adeniyi, suspected to be a ritualist.

A statement by the spokesperson of the Command, DSP Toun Ejire-Adeyemi, said the incident occurred in the Abab Oke-Foma area of Ilorin, the State capital.

“It was reported that a 10-year-old boy, Akeem Nurudeen, resident of Abab area Abayawo, Ilorin, was hawking pepper when he was lured into a room by a suspect identified as Isiaka Adeniyi, aged 46, from Ifedapo Community, Oke-Foma area, Ilorin. The suspect allegedly lured the victim under the pretext of purchasing pepper, but instead covered the victim’s face with cloth and attempted to slaughter him with a knife.

“Thanks for the swift action of vigilant community members, the suspect was apprehended and brought to the station. Preliminary investigation is currently underway, and the case has been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID) for thorough and discreet investigation,” the statement added.

Meanwhile, the State Commissioner of Police, Victor Olaiya, has commended the proactive efforts of the community members in apprehending the suspect, ensuring that justice would be served “in this grievous matter”.

“We urge the public to remain calm as we continue our investigation and assure that the police will leave no stone unturned in ensuring the safety and security of all residents of Kwara Stat”, the CP added.


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