Not less than Twenty five suspected criminals have been arrested by the Ondo state police command, in connection with killings by cultists in Akure and other crimes in the state.
Twenty of the suspects were arrested for being allegedly responsible for bloody clashes among cult groups in Akure in the last three days and five others apprehended at an uncompleted building near the Ondo state house of assembly complex, Alagbaka Akure.
When asked by newsmen, the police spokesman, Mr Femi Joseph, said only three cultists were shot dead by rival cultists, describing a report that about ten people were killed as untrue.
The PPRO said the command was still in search for other cultists who perpetrated the killings and added that those arrested at a uncompleted building were teenagers who engaged in neighborhood robbery.
The suspects arrested at the purported kidnapper’s den in Akure namely; Wale Ayemowa, bidemi victor, ojo odunayo & omololu Kayode james, admitted that they only engaged in shop looting and reside at the abandoned house as a result of parental challenges.
Our correspondent reports that three of the teenagers who are ex-convicts, were recently released from Prisons, after spending eight months each for public nuisance.