KWARA POLY CLOSED DOWN INDEFINITELY AS CULTISTS STRIKE

Written by on August 18, 2015

THE Kwara State Police Command has arrested more than 30 suspects in connection with a clash among cultists in the state.

Investigations gathered that about 16 people were feared  killed at the weekend when suspected members of Aiye and Eiye confraternities struck at the Kwara State Polytechnic.

While the cause of the cult clash could not yet be ascertained, it was gathered that the polytechnic had since been closed down indefinitely.

Speaking with the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Ajayi Okasanmi, in Ilorin, the state capital, on Monday, he confirmed the arrest of the suspects, adding that 14 people among the arrested suspects were found culpable after investigation.

The PPRO, who said investigations still continued on the development, added that the 14 suspects would be charged to court for prosecution this week.

It was gathered that one of the victims was shot dead during screening of aspirants for the Students Union election at the weekend, while another victim was reportedly killed at Asa Dam road by suspected members of Eiye confraternity.

An eyewitness said that the death led to a renewed clash among members of Eiye and Aiye confraternities, adding that it later spread to other parts of the metropolis such as Agbooba, Baboko, Saboline, Irewolede and Niger Road.

A Niger Road resident, who pleaded  anonymity, said: “it all started around 4.00 p.m. at the weekend. A victim who lived at Agbooba was killed beside a bridge close to the filling station at Oja Tuntun area of Ilorin.

“Another body was found at Victory Hotel, Agbooba, on Sunday. One suspected cultist was murdered at Irewolede on Sunday. The deceased was chased to the area and macheted by his assailants,” he said.download


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