The leader of Vigilante Group of Nigeria (VGN) in Ekiti, Femi Ogunleye has been arrested for allegedly torturing a man to death and attempting to secretly bury the corpse.

Ogunleye (43), also known as Akilapa, was arrested on Monday with six other members of the group who allegedly participated in the arrest and torture of the victim, Oke.

The Police, who were acting on a tip-off, searched Ogunleye’s residence and found Oke’s dead body being prepared for burial in a shallow grave already dug in the compound.

Other accomplices in the crime are Simon Oluwagbohunmi (35), Muhammadu Saradeen (36), Ojo Muri (30), Peace Okon (44), Sola Sunday (20), and Ogunleye Onaolapo (20).

The suspects had accosted the victim at Post Office area on July 29. They abducted and took him to Ogunleye’s house.

Addressing reporters on the development, Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the state, Caleb Ikechukwu, said the suspects will be charged with murder, cultism and unlawful arrest of innocent persons.

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He stated that the body has been deposited at the mortuary of Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital (EKSUTH), Ado-Ekiti.

Ikechukwu alleged that the suspects had been the criminal gang terrorizing Ado Ekiti and its environs in cultist related activities and other crimes in recent times.

He promised that police are still investigating the matter with intention to unravel more facts about other cases linked to the suspects.

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