Cult Clash/Culpable Homicide; Police Arrest Three Suspects In Kwara

……as police intensify efforts to apprehend other suspects.

The Kwara Police Command operatives have arrested three suspects after an altercation erupted between two suspected cultists identified as Adams Isah, also known as “Number One,” aged 28, and Rasaq Olorunwa, aged 28 on 30th April 2024.

According to a press release on Wednesday, 1st May 2024 signed by the Kwara State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Ejire-Adeyemi Toun, said that both are male residents of Budo-Oke in Eiyenkorin and the altercation escalated, resulting in Rasaq Olorunwa stabbing Adams Isah in the chest with a knife.

“Adams Isah was immediately rushed to the general hospital in Ilorin for medical attention. Tragically, he was pronounced dead on arrival at the hospital by a medical doctor. The corpse has been deposited at the hospital’s mortuary awaiting an autopsy, DSP Ejire-Adeyemi Toun said.

The statement said further, “Following this incident, suspected members of the same cult group of the victim became violent, disturbing the peace of the public in a bid to avenge the death of their leader.

“The police tactical teams of the command swiftly responded and apprehended three suspects at the scene of the crime. Those arrested are Sulaiman Ismail ‘M’, Mamud Ibrahim ‘M’, and Mudashir Saheed ‘M’, all residents of Budo-Oke, Eiyenkorin. A Dane gun was found in their possession at the time of arrest.

The Command PPRO said that the suspects have been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department, Ilorin, for further investigation. At the same time, a manhunt has been launched to track down Rasaq Olorunwa who is presently at large and other culprits involved in the crime who may have fled the scene.

Meanwhile, the Kwara State Commissioner of Police, CP Victor Olaiya has asserted that membership in any cult group is a serious criminal offence under the law.

The CP also assured the public that normalcy has been restored to the area, and stringent efforts are underway to ensure justice is served.

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