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Wanted suspected cultist, ‘Baale Oko-Ilu’, arrested in Osun



The Osun state police command, anti-cultism unit, has arrested a wanted suspected cultist, Rasheed Hammed, popularly known as ‘Baale Oko-Ilu’.

Hammed has reportedly been terrorising the Ede area of the state and linked to deaths of many.

According to reports, he was arrested around 4am in his hideout in the state capital, Osogbo.

A wanted suspected cultist in Osun State, Rasheed Hammed, popularly known as Oko-Ilu, has been arrested.

Some of his victims include Hassan Adedeji (deceased), a Higher National Diploma graduate of Banking and Finance of Federal Polytechnic, Ede, awaiting his call-up letter, as well as, an Okada rider, whose identity was not made known.

He was consequently declared wanted by Osun State Police Command, saying anyone that harboured him would also be treated as a criminal.

A statement by the Police Public Relations Officer for Osun Command, Yemisi Opalola, in March said Rasidi was wanted in connection with offences of murder, arson, ritual killing and armed robbery.

It further read, “suspect has been causing menace in Ede and the entire Osun state. Anybody that harbours the suspect will be treated by the police as accomplice to the crimes. Anybody having useful information to his whereabouts will be handsomely rewarded.”

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