The Ogun State Police Command has arrested a 27-year-old suspected cultist, for allegedly killing a rival, Shakiru, and selling his two palms to a herbalist in Ogun State for N5.000.
The suspected cultist, Kayode Oreneye, a member of Aiye cult group, was paraded alongside other 47 suspected criminals who were arrested for offences ranging from armed robbery, murder, and theft.
Oreneye told journalists present that his victim belonged to a rival cult group, Eiye, and claimed that the deceased had attempted to kill him on three occasions but he escaped.
Oreneye who confessed that he shot and killed Shakiru at Library Junction, Ilaro, on 12th February 2018 in a reprisal, said he later sold the deceased’s two palms to one Jimoh, a herbalist. He said;
“It is true that I shot and killed Shakiru because he had killed three members of our (Aiye) cult group.”
“Again, he had made attempts on my life on three occasions but I was able to escape, and I had to strike before he would strike.”
The State Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Iliyasu told journalists that the suspect was arrested at a drinking joint in Oke Ilewo, Abeokuta.
Another alleged cult leader, Gbenga Ogunsanya, popularly known as Spartacus, was equally paraded with another member of his gang, Quam Olubodun.
Iliyasu said the 23-year-old suspect, and members of his gang had killed more nine persons, within a period of almost one year.
Ogunsanya told journalists that he also belonged Aiye cult group and he moved around the city of Abeokuta with a squad of 30 members, all armed with different weapons.
His gang was said to have unleashed terror on fun-seekers at the popular Ori Omi fun spot, Ita Iyalode, Abeokuta, on December 31, 2017.
Recovered from the cult group were one pump action gun, one cut-to-size locally made pistol, five live cartridges and assorted charms.