Ogun State Police Command in on Monday disclosed that no fewer than four persons suspected to be cultists had died in cult related clashes.
The incidents were confirmed to journalists in Abeokuta by the state’s Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP Omolola Odutola.
According to Ms. Odutola, there were cult conflicts over the weekend that resulted in the deaths of members of the Aye group and Buccaneer convention.
She clarified that during a shooting between rivaling cult groups in the Adeun neighborhood of Lafenwa, Abeokuta, one Seun Elewode, a member of the aye cult group, was slain.
She claims that on February 4, at approximately 10:45 p.m., at Akinolugbade’s Oshungboye Crescent, a suspected cultist was shot and murdered while another was shot in the chest.
”A suspected member of the buccaneer confraternity was killed at Akinolugbade area of the town.
”Another suspected cultist, one Seun Elewode, a notorious member of Aye cult group who just returned from prison, was also attacked and shot dead at Adeun, Lafenwa in Abeokuta.
“He was shot dead during a shootout at their hideout in a cool spot during a birthday party,” she said.
Ms Odutola disclosed that eleven people have been taken into custody in relation to the killings,
While there were reports of four people slain and multiple others with an array of gunshot wounds during the cult battles.
The accused cultists are said to have been slain over the weekend in several locations in Abeokuta as members of competing cult groups clashed with one another.
Members of the Aye, Eiye, and Buccaneer fraternities were reportedly among those who passed away.
According to reports, the conflict began on Thursday when a man believed to be the leader of the Eiye fraternity was shot and killed in front of his home in the Abeokuta neighborhood of Ijeja.