Osun State Police Command has arrested 21 youths for alleged involvement in cultism, kidnapping and different crimes.
The Commissioner of Police within the state, CP Wale Olokode, paraded the suspects on the police headquarters in Osogbo, the state capital.
The CP mentioned the suspects have been arrested in Osogbo, Ife and Ikire, explaining that some suspects had been launched when it was clear that they had been wrongly picked and that these arrested have been cultists and kidnappers.
However, among the suspects stated they weren’t cultists and that they have been raided at a joint the place they have been ingesting and having enjoyable.
One of many suspects, Hammed Muhammed, who was arrested with a single barrel gun with three reside cartridges instructed Each day Belief that he got here to Osun from the North together with his gang to kidnap folks and get the ransom.
Three among the many suspects confirmed that they joined the Buccaneer cult group to have the ability to win student union government elections of their college.
One of many suspects, Akintunde Moses, advised Each day Belief that when he was contesting for the place of SUG President on the Lagos State College, he joined the cult group in order to win the election.
CP Olokode mentioned the suspects can be arraigned in court and warned that police would quickly start to arrest dad and mom of any youth that commits against the law. He stated dad and mom of suspects can be prosecuted together with their kids subsequently.
“Dad and mom are by this directive warned to admonish their kids and wards to desist from felony acts; in any other case, they could be charged alongside for shielding the criminals,” Olokode stated.