The Kwara State Police command has arrested a suspected cultist, Safi Abolaji aka Ojulari, at a political rally of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state.
Spokesperson of the command, SP Okasanmi Ajayi, in a statement on Monday, January 30, said the suspect confessed to be a member of the Aye confraternity.
He said two locally-made short-guns with cartridges and some charms were found in his possession, adding that the suspect was just recently released from the correctional facility after serving a prison term.
According to the PPRO, Ojulari’s arrest followed intelligence which led to him being overpowered by public-spirited persons and policemen.
"Acting swiftly on intelligence to the effect that, at the APC political rally on January 29, 2023, at about 1530 hrs, held at Ojuekun Sarumi area, Ilorin, one Safi Abolaji AKA Ojulari "M," age 44, of Kankatu area, Ilorin, was overpowered by public-spirited persons and policemen with two locally made short-guns with cartridges and some charms found in his possession," the statement read.
"During the investigation, the suspect, who confirmed to be an active member of the Aye confraternity, who was also just recently released from the correctional facility after serving a prison term, could not sufficiently explain his presence at the rally.''
"An investigation into the matter is ongoing to establish his motive and to arrest other members of his cult group.
"The Commissioner of Police in Kwara State, CP Paul Odama, psc (+), has for the umpteenth time warned criminal elements to change their ways or leave Kwara State, as the command would not leave any stone unturned in making Kwara State a state that is conducive for all positive human endeavors.
"The suspect would be charged to court as soon as the investigation into his case is concluded."