by Jewel Stephen
Three teenagers, who were arrested for cultism and witchcraft, were on Monday, 22 September, paraded at the Police Headquarters in Akure, Ondo state.
While speaking to the press, the Commissioner of Police, Isaac Eke, said the students were SS2 students of Adegbola Grammar school, Akure, and had confessed to be members of Eku (Rat) secret cult.
The commissioner also stated that one of the secondary school boys, Mayowa Ayadi confessed that he is a witch and that he had been involved in the murder of four people by his witchcraft group.
Eke said, “Based on information from a staff of Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) in Akure that at Deeper life Church, in Shagari Village, her Tecno M3 handset valued N33,000 was stolen in the church by unknown thief, based on intelligence, the phone was recovered from one Muyiwa Ayadi at the same Shagari village, Akure.”
“Muyiwa is a student of Adegbola Memorial Grammar School. He confessed to the crime and he said he belongs to a cult group named Eku. That he was initiated into the cult group sometimes in September 2013. Other members of his cult group include Olatosin Seun and Owoyemi Jeremiah.”
The Police Commissioner also disclosed that 32 suspects were also arrested from different locations of the state for cultism, while four robbery suspects were apprehended.
Eke also recognized the effort of the members of the state in working with the police to make the state free of crime.