– A top criminal and cultist in Kwara, Kale Bayero, has been arrested by the police command in the state
– Bayero, together with his criminal gang, had been declared wanted by the police since 2017
– He was caught and nabbed by officials of the anti-cult squad of the command while he was carrying out one of his usual criminal activities in Ilorin
The police command in Kwara has paraded a notorious and wanted criminal ringleader in Ilorin, Kale Bayero, alongside four members of his gang.
The suspect had been for some time been the target of police search and investigation and was finally caught with his members while allegedly committing another crime in the town, Nigerian Tribune reports.
During the parade of the suspected criminals in Ilorin on Thursday, November 8, the police commissioner in the state, Bolaji Fafowora, said that the suspect had been declared wanted since 2017 for crimes related to murder and armed robbery and that he perpetrated the latest crime while still in hiding.
Fafowora revealed that Bayero knocked down a female commuter with his motor car in Adabata area of the capital and when he was trailed by the victim’s sympathisers to Eruda area in the town, he called his Aiye secret cult members who started beating up people and destroying properties.
The commissioner said that upon notification, the anti-cult squad of the command stormed the hideouts of the criminals and arrested them.
He listed some of the items recovered from the gang to include the car with which Bayero hit the commuter, half gallon of palm oil, broken windscreen, and handset phones, adding that the suspects would soon be charged to court.
The police commissioner also paraded another arrested five suspected secret cult members in the town.
Fafowora said: “Based on credible information received at the rate CIID, Ilorin, from concerned citizens about the nefarious activities of secret cult members within the Ilorin metropolis, the anti-cult section of the state CIID Ilorin stormed the rendezvous/hideout of secret cult members within Ilorin that led to the arrest of the suspects.
“Investigation revealed that 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th suspects are members of Eiye secret cult confraternity terrorizing the innocent people of Kwara State while the 5th suspect is a member of Vikings secret cult confraternity.”
Speaking to newsmen on Thursday, November 8, the commissioner said that the suspects would be charged to court in no time.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the police command in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja on Wednesday, November 7, paraded one Emmanuel Emeka Onuma for allegedly breaking into the vault of an Automated Teller Machine (ATM) and stealing N14 million.
Onuma was one of the 15 suspects paraded for various offences by the Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Valentine Olumese.
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