JTF arrests “Ateke”, most wanted, dreaded cultist in Lokoja

Nemesis has caught up with the most wanted and dreaded cult leader alleged to have been terrorizing high profile citizens in the country.

The suspect, identified as Musa Muhammed, popularly known as “Ateke”, has been arrested by the Joint Taskforce, in Lokoja, Kogi State.

Muhammed, who was declared wanted by security agencies in the state, was arrested on Sunday night at the Old Market area of Lokoja, Kogi State.

Timenewsng gathered that the suspected cultist, who was a member of Eiye Confraternity, had been linked to numerous gruesome killings in Lokoja and its environs recently.

He was arrested alongside Ahmed Nana.

“These dastardly acts committed by the daredevil cultist are no doubt punishable under the recently enacted law which prohibits cultism in Kogi State,” said Alhaji Yahaya Usman, a Lokoja resident.

It was learned that some of his associates have started rallying to secure his release from military custody and back into the community.

A resident who spoke under anonymity said, “Sadly, this has been a major hiccup with security agencies as influential family members pervert the course of justice in curbing killings and other criminalities in the community.

“Perpetrators of these acts usually have sponsors who easily get them released after committing these heinous crimes.

“I can authoritatively inform you that some of his family members and associates are currently making moves to release him from military custody.”

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