Kwara state police command has paraded a notorious and suspected crime kingpin in the Ilorin metropolis, Kale Bayero, together with four members of his gang.
Bayero, who had been declared wanted by police was caught with his gang members while allegedly committing another crime in the town.
Speaking during the parade of the suspected criminals in Ilorin on Thursday, the state police commissioner, Bolaji Fafowora, said that the suspect had been declared wanted since last year for crimes ranging from homicide to armed robbery and that he perpetrated the latest crime while the declaration was still subsisting.
The police boss also said that Bayero knocked down a female commuter with his motor car in Adabata area of Ilorin metropolis and when he was trailed by the victim’s sympathisers to Eruda area in the town, he called his Eiye secret cult members who started beating up people and destroying property in the area.
Fafowora said when the police command got wind of this information, the anti-cult squad of the command swung into action and stormed the hideouts of the secret cult members to arrest the suspects.
He listed some of the items recovered from the gang to include the car with which Bayero hit the commuter, half gallon of palm oil, broken windscreen, and handset phones, adding that the suspects would soon be charged to court.
The police commissioner also paraded another arrested five suspected secret cult members in the town.
“Based on credible information received at the rate CIID, Ilorin, from concerned citizens about the nefarious activities of secret cult members within the Ilorin metropolis, the anti-cult section of the state CIID Ilorin stormed the rendezvous/hideout of secret cult members within Ilorin that led to the arrest of the suspects.
“Investigation revealed that 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th suspects are members of Eiye secret cult confraternity terrorizing the innocent people of Kwara State while the 5th suspect is a member of Vikings secret cult confraternity,” he stated.
The police boss said the suspects would soon be charged to court.