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Cult Clashes Claim Four In Ogun

Ola ‘Kiya, Reporting

SERIES of cult clashes in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, have claimed four persons with others sustaining gunshot injuries.

Police authorities in the wake of the development said they have arrested 11 suspects in connection with the violent clashes.

The victims were killed at different locations in Abeokuta at the weekend when members of rival cult groups engaged one another in a supremacy battle.

Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Ogun State Police Command, Omolola Odutola, confirmed the development.

He said the dead victims included members of Aye, Eiye, and Buccaneer confraternities.

The clash started on Thursday when a suspected leader of the Eiye confraternity, simply identified as Dare, was shot dead in front of his house in the Ijeja area of the Abeokuta metropolis in Abeokuta South Local Government Area of the state

A source said that Dare, who was popularly known as Oloba, was shot dead on Thursday evening by suspected members of Buccaneer Confraternity.

The police spokesman said one Seun Elewode, a member of the Aye cult group, was killed during a shootout between rival cult groups in the Adeun area of Lafenwa, Abeokuta.

According to her, a suspected member of the Buccaneer Confraternity was killed in the Akinolugbade area of the town.

“One Seun Elewode, a notorious member of the Aye cult group who just returned from prison was attacked and shot dead at Adeun, Lafenwa in Abeokuta.

“He was shot dead during a shoot out at their hideout in a cool spot during a birthday party.

“On February, 4 around 10.45 pm in Oshungboye crescent in Akinolugbade, a suspected cultist was shot dead, while another was shot in the chest,” Odutola said.

She listed those arrested to include: Oluga Abiola, Olamilekan Abiodun, Olarenwaju Michael, Jimoh Okewole, and Wasu Tolulope.

Others were: Abiodun Adeyemi, Muiz Adeyemi, Adebowale Saheed, Adebowale Ayoola, David Oviem and Adebowale Olayori.

 

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