Oyo State Government has barred the Arsuna Islamic Sect over its alleged involvement in vicious activities ranging from rape to murder.
The decision has been announced by Mr. Taiwo Otegbeye, the Commissioner for Information and Orientation, announced at a news conference in Ibadan on September 20, Friday.
“The State Executive Council has approved the proscription of Arsuna Islamic Sect over allegations of rape, murder and slavery,” the commissioner said.
Mr. Otegbeye said that some members of the sect headed by Yunus Adefobi were being tried in court for various offences.
“Oyo State Government took the decision to forestall the emergence of Boko Haram in this part of the country,” the commissioner said.
Announcing more decisions being important for the state, Mr. Otegbeye said the meeting, held on September 19, Thursday, also gave approval for the development of 45 units of luxury apartments. He said that the construction of the luxury apartments would cost N1.667 billion while the traffic light would cost N350 million.
The commissioner also informed about installation of solar-powered traffic lights at Agodi Parliament Junction.
Source: PM News