Ado-Ekiti - The Police in Ekiti on Wednesday paraded 12 students of the Ado-Ekit Polytechnic and a woman operating a beer parlour for their alleged involvement in cult activities.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the suspects were paraded at a news conference addressed by the Commissioner of Police in Ekiti, Sotonye Wakama, in Ado-Ekiti.
Wakama, who was represented by the Area Commander of the Ado-Ekiti Area Poilce Command, Yomi Akinlaja, an Assistant Commissioner of Police, said that the suspects were arrested following a tip-off.
He said that the police were informed that "Eiye Confraternity'' were meeting somewhere in Ado-Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital.
"Twelve male students and one woman, (the owner of the drinking-joint), were arrested, following a tip-off," Wakama said.
The police chief gave the name of the suspects as Kolawole Oluwaseun, 24, Femi Osho, 25, Damilola Omotiloye, 24, Olanrewaju Sunday, 22, Tunde Jimoh,18, and the beer seller, Julian Asaolu, 50.
Others are Sola Adekanye, 23, Ogunmoroti Temitope, 22, Kehinde Aluko, 39, Richard Omoniyi, 22, Martins Chukwumezie, 20, Falaye Omobolanle, 21, and Peter Ajayi, 24.
Akinlaja said that items recovered from the suspects include a sledge hammer, a stainless steel knife, five short cutlasses, one UTC axe, charms, red muffler, beret, canvas shoes, blue berets; laptops, DVD tape and one small hammer.
He said that the suspects would be arraigned in court as soon as investigations were completed.