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Police nab 8 suspects over killing of traditional rulers, pupils abduction in Ekiti


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Ekiti State police command, has confirmed the arrest of eight suspects in connection with the killing of two traditional rulers as well as the abduction of some pupils.

A statement by the spokesman of the Ekiti State command, Abutu Sunday said the suspects were arrested during a joint operation which was carried out through Emure-Ekiti Forest, Ise/Ogbese Forest to Emure-Ile Forest in Ondo State.

According to the police image maker, the operation involved police operatives, Amotekun corps, vigilantes, local hunters, members of Agbekoya group including policemen and Amotekun corps from Ondo State.

He identified the suspects as Yaya Sumaila, Idrisu Abubakar, Hassan Abudullahi, Abudullahi Abudullahi, Haruna Abubakar, Usman Abudullahi, Haruna Sule including one Babusa Alhaji Lede who was arrested in Ayedun/Ayebode Ekiti forest in Ikole Area of the state.

Sunday added that the suspects are currently undergoing investigation and are giving credible information that could lead to the arrest of other fleeing suspects that perpetrated the dastard acts.

“While the Command will not rest until the fleeing hoodlums are made to face the full wrath of the law, members of the public are hereby implored to be calm and support the police with credible and timely information that could lead to the arrest of those behind those heinous acts and other criminal elements in the state,” he said.

He said the exhibits recovered from the suspects are one cow, three cutlasses, one axe, one dagger, and food items.

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