A suspected member of a cult group died on Friday after leaping right into a river within the Surulere space of Ilorin, Kwara State.
The police gave the identify of the deceased as Musbau Saheed. He was arrested on the Baboko space of the city early within the day by a police group raiding a hideout.
The suspect’s loss of life resulted in a protest as indignant youths confronted cops posted to safe authorities amenities and management visitors in varied elements of the Ilorin metropolis.
The protesters marched from the Surulere Police Station to the police headquarters in GRA, chasing away any uniform males in sight.
The spokesperson for the Kwara State Police Command, SP Ajayi Okasanmi, stated males of the anti-cultism unit of the command had tried to thwart a deliberate reprisal by a cult group in an uncompleted constructing in Baboko.
He stated, “Some hoodlums within the Baboko space of Ilorin blocked the street this morning (Friday), stopping the free move of visitors in protest of the incident of the arrested suspected cultist, who in an try to flee from the police, dived into the river near the scene of the arrest. The hoodlums took to the streets and blocked the street.
“The arrest got here on the heels of intelligence out there to the command, indicating that some suspected cultists had been assembled at an uncompleted constructing in Baboko in readiness for an assault. A group of detectives had been detailed to the scene. Two of the suspects had been arrested.
“Whereas taking them to the station, one of many suspects named Musbau Saheed jumped into a close-by river near the scene. An try by the police and hearth service officers to rescue him was delayed by hoodlums, who made the rescue try tough. Finally, he was rescued and brought to hospital the place he was confirmed lifeless.”
Okasanmi stated that the state Commissioner of Police, CP Mohammed Bagega, visited the scene and directed a discreet investigation into the matter.
The CP additionally suggested members of the general public to go about their lawful enterprise with none worry, including that the police had been on the bottom to make sure the safety of all residents.
“The Kwara State Police Command needs to guarantee the nice individuals of Kwara State of their security always as enough safety preparations have been put in place in all elements of the state,” Okasanmi added.
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