Ekiti vigilante members torture man to death, attempt to bury him secretly


Some vigilante members in State have been arrested after they were with a lifeless body.

The Command in Ekiti confirmed the of the of a vigilance group in the state, Ogunleye aka Akilapa, and six of his members for allegedly and illegally arresting and torturing a man to .

The command’s , ASP Caleb Ikechukwu, who confirmed their arrest on Wednesday, said members of the group had been terrorising residents of Ado-Ekiti.

Ikeckukwu said the command operatives arrested Ogunleye and his members in the hours of Monday while being in possession of a fresh body of a middle aged man identified as .

He noted that the suspects were arrested while attempting to the remains of the deceased within the premises of Ogunleye’s residence in Ado-Ekiti.

The police named the suspects as , 35; , 36; Ojo Muri, 30; Peace Okon, 44; Sola Sunday, 20; and Ogunleye Onaopemipo, 20.

He said the suspected members on July 29 allegedly accosted the victim at Post Office area in Ado-Ekiti and forcefully took him to Ogunleye’s where he was tortured to death.

”The gang had been charged for cultism and unlawful arrest of innocent Nigerians, their latest victim was unlawfully accosted and taken away on July 29.

The Special Anti-Robbery Squad received the of illegal arrest and torture going on at Ogunleye’s house located on Omisanjana Road in Ado Ekiti, the capital.

When men of SARS arrived at his house, the body was found and a grave that had been dug for its interment,” he said.

He said that police recovered from the suspects one Pump Action Gun Breech Number 000574 loaded with seven live cartridges, police belt, three cutlasses, one stick, a sword, three battle axes, one iron rod carved like local gun, Ifa divination and a mini .

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