A son of a former Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the Kwara state police command who is also a traditional chieftaincy holder in the Ilorin emirate, Lanre Mohammed Soliu, has been paraded by the Kwara state police command for alleged murder and membership of Aiye confraternity cult group.
The suspect, aka Askari of Number 13, Ile Nda compound, Emir’s Palace Ilorin, who was paraded alongside five other suspected cultists, was arrested on Tuesday after a manhunt for him over the alleged killing of late Yemi Bayero of Ago market, Ilorin.
The suspect, who was paraded on Thursday in Ilorin by the state commissioner of police, Aminu Pai Saleh, had confessed to having carried out the killing with Abolaji Safti Ojulari, Adeyi and Tiro.
The CP, who also paraded an alleged notorious cultist, Abolaji Safti Ojulari, male of Kankatu area of Ilorin metropolis, said that the suspect alongside 13 of his accomplices, had killed 11 people, including a notorious hoodlum Bayo Ajia, between 2016 and 2018.
“The suspect was arrested on May 5, 2018, after a manhunt. He has been in the command’s wanted list for over two years. He lives at Kankatu area Ilorin where he was hiding. He confessed to being an active member of Aiye confraternity. He also named his 13 accomplices”, he said.
The police boss also paraded one Azeez Mayaki, male 26, who was arrested on Tuesday, saying that the suspect had confessed to the killing of one Lateef on February 2, 2018, at Ode Alfa Nda Ilorin.
“Also, one Suleiman Babatunde, male 26 of Gambari area of Ilorin was arrested after a discreet investigation linked him to the killing of one Owolabi, male at Amilegbe area of Ilorin in July 2017 with one accomplice, Olaitan.
Also paraded were Yusuf Habeeb and Umar Yahaya for alleged criminal conspiracy and being members of the secret cult. The suspects among others who fled, were arrested while congregating at Kangile village, via Royal valley estate, Ilorin.
The police commissioner who said that all the arrested suspects would soon be charged to court, advised criminal elements in the state to eschew criminal acts, adding that the command was prepared to run them out of circulation.