Police Arrest Wanted Suspected Cultist in Southwest State

Police Arrest Wanted Suspected Cultist in Southwest State

  • Rasheed Hammed, the suspected cultist behind the death of an Ede polytechnic graduate, has been arrested by police
  • Hammed who is popularly known as Rasidi Oko’lu was arrested in the early hours of Sunday, August 7, five months after he was declared wanted
  • The suspected cultist was reported to have caused the death of a graduate awaiting NYSC call-up letter and a motorcyclist

Osogbo, Osun state - The Osun state police command has reportedly arrested a suspected cultist, Rasheed Hammed, popularly known as Rasidi Oko’lu.

The Punch reported that Oko'lu's arrest in the early morning of Sunday, August 7, came about five months after he was declared wanted.

Oko’lu was reportedly arrested in his hideout in Osogbo, Osun state capital around 4am by men of the Anti-Cultism Unit of Osun police command.

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Rasheed Hammed, aka Rasidi Oko'lu, a wanted suspected cultist, has been arrested in Osun state. Photo credit: Nigeria Police Force
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Legit.ng gathers that Oko’lu was declared wanted in March by the police, after allegedly causing the death of an HND graduate of Banking and Finance of Federal Polytechnic, Ede, awaiting his call-up letter and a commercial motorcyclist, whose identities were not made known during a fight in Ede.

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It was gathered that the Osun police command spokesman, Yemisi Opalola, confirmed the arrest.

“Yes. We arrested him last night," Opalola was quoted as saying.

IGP meets CPs over rampant security threats in Nigeria

In another report, the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Usman Baba has deemed it fit to convene a crucial meeting with police commissioners and top officers across Nigeria.

IGP Baba on Wednesday, August 3, held a meeting with all police commissioners and senior officers. It was gathered that the meeting was necessitated by the rampant insecurity issues across Nigeria.

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Added to this, the documentation and streamlining of the operations of commercial motorcycle and tricycle riders across the country will be discussed.

IGP Baba bans use of all police spy vehicle number plates in Nigeria

Meanwhile, IGP Baba on Wednesday, July 13, banned all police SPY vehicle number plates across Nigeria.

The Nigerian police chief said the order affects vehicle owners across the states of the federation without exceptions.

Baba made it clear that this is irrespective of whether the number plate is authorized, or not, as all authorizations are hereby revoked indefinitely.

Source: Legit.ng

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