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Police ex-PRO’s son, others paraded for murder

The Kwara State Police Command yesterday paraded one of the sons of a former PPRO of Kwara State Police Command for alleged murder and membership…

The Kwara State Police Command yesterday paraded one of the sons of a former PPRO of Kwara State Police Command for alleged murder and membership of the Aiye confraternity cult group.

The suspect, Mohammed Soliu, aka Askari of Number 13, Ile Nda compound, Emir’s Palace Ilorin, was arrested on Tuesday after a manhunt for him over the alleged killing of one Yemi Bayero of Ago market, Ilorin.

The suspect, who was paraded in Ilorin by the Commissioner of Police, Aminu Pai Saleh, alongside five others, had confessed to have carried out the killing along with Abolaji Safti Ojulari, Adeyi and Tiro.

The CP, who also paraded an alleged cultist, Abolaji Safti Ojulari, of Kankatu area of Ilorin metropolis, said the suspect, alongside 13 of his accomplices, killed 11 people between 2016 and 2018.

“The suspect was arrested on May 5, 2018 after a manhunt. He has been on the command’s wanted list for over two years. He lives at Kankatu area Ilorin where he was hiding. He confessed to be an active member of Aiye confraternity. He also named his 13 accomplices,” he said.

The CP also paraded one Azeez Mayaki, 26, who was arrested on Tuesday, saying that the suspect had confessed to killing one Lateef on February 2, 2018 at Ode Alfa Nda Ilorin.

“Also, one Suleiman Babatunde, 26, of Gambari area of Ilorin was arrested after a discreet investigation linked him to the killing of one Owolabi, at Amilegbe area of Ilorin in July, 2017 along with an accomplice, Olaitan.

“Also paraded were Yusuf Habeeb and Umar Yahaya for alleged criminal conspiracy and being members of secret cult. The suspects were arrested while congregating at Kangile village, via Royal Valley Estate, Ilorin.” The other accomplices fled, he added.

Saleh, who said all the arrested suspects would soon be charged to court, advised criminal elements in the state to eschew criminal acts, adding that the command was prepared to run them out of circulation.

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