SAGAMU – Atleast, not less than six suspected cult members have been reportedly killed at separate cult clashes in Sagamu and Iperu area of Ogun State during cult clashes between rival groups on Monday.
It was gathered that crisis broke out in Sagamu between the cult rivals groups during a night party tagged Easter Mega Night show and six years anniversary of a group called ‘Infinity Base’ organised by a man identified as Basogun.
NEWS FLAKES NG gathered that the two groups came face to face during the night show which featured a popular musician, Remi Aluko, where one elderly man believed to also be a member of Aiye was attacked and injured.
A source closer to the area who spoke with our source’s correspondent on condition of anonymity said other members of the Aiye descended on the other group killing six on the spot.
One Aiye member was also reportedly killed early Monday morning while two other members of Eiye were also killed later in the day.
However, about 15 suspects were paraded by the Police at the Ogun Command headquarters in Eleweran, Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital on Tuesday.
In Iperu, one of the 15 suspects so far arrested who identified himself as Hassan Adeboye said one of his friends was killed by Aiye group in his barbing saloon shop called ‘San Siro’.
Adeboye said they were in town to revenge the killing of their friend when members of the Oodua People’s Congress started arresting them and took them to police station.
Adeboye said they have not been able to either kill or injured any of the rival groups before their arrest, adding that he was even running away from the community when he was apprehended.
He said, “One of our friends was killed by Aiye on Sunday at his work place in San Siro and his shop was burnt and everybody was angry for that development and wondered why they will kill him and rum away.
“Immediate he was killed, a ran away and I came back today to take some cloths and run away but the OPC members were in town arresting out members.
“We didn’t attack anybody in town, we were also attempting to revenge the death of our gang member by the opposing group, we were all running barbing saloon and we know ourselves. and the OPC started arresting people in town.”
Meanwhile, the Ogun State Police Commissioner, Bashir Makama paraded no fewer than 93 suspects arrested between Saturday and Monday for various offences.
The offences range from robbery, murder, kidnapping, cultism, amongst others.
The police boss while parading the suspects at Eleweran Police Headquarters in Abeokuta, also disclosed that, number of exhibits were recovered from the suspects, which include; cash, guns, cartridges, Indian hemps and charms.
The Commissioner said stolen items which were recovered from the suspects include; cars of various types, motorcycles, generators and television among others, adding that, the suspects were arrested at various locations within the State and environs.
He said, “Our war against crime and criminalities in the state has produced these results, we are showcasing today. In our bid to to suppress and curtail the act of kidnapping, robbery, cultism and other criminal elements, tactical and covert deployment of operatives have been deployed across the length and breadth of Ogun State”.
“The criminals have only two options, its either they turn up a new leave or relocate from this state. Failure to choose any of the two options will lead them to meet their waterloo. To those cultists who may want to renounce their membership of various cult group, they have a period of one month to do that, and they will be given amnesty”.
Makama declared that after one month, there is going to be total clamp down on all known cultists who are using their membership of such group to perpetrate heinous crime “because the command will not fold its arms while some unscrupulous elements will be making life unbearable for law abiding citizens of the state. A word is enough for the wise”.