Osun Police arrest 25 suspected cultists


The Nigeria Police, Osun State Command has apprehended 25 members of a suspected cult group.

The cult group according to the Command has been terrorising residents of Ile-Ife, Ife Central local government area of the state.

It was reported that they were arrested after they went on rampage on Monday and vandalised properties and injured scores of people.

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

The Osun Commissioner of Police, Patrick Kehinde Longe told journalists that the suspects arrested have been detained at the Police headquarters in Osogbo.

Speaking on his behalf, the Assistant Police Public Relations Officer of the Command, Theophilus Adesokan Adekola said, “They have been detained at the Police headquarters and they will be charged to court at the conclusion of investigations.

“Peace and orderliness had been restored in Ile-Ife. I advise residents to go about their lawful businesses with the assurance that the police would ensure their safety.”

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