Three person have been confirmed dead in the fresh cult killings in Sagamu, Ogun State.
This was confirmed on Monday by the state police command in Abeokuta.
Recall that in the month of September about 20 persons were killed when members of the Eiye and Aiye confraternities took turns to kill one another, leading to a declaration of curfew by the governor in order to curtail the killings.
However, the cultists reportedly resumed killing on Friday by shooting two persons dead in the Latawa area of Sagamu.
She said the Divisional Police Officer in Sagamu had on Sunday received a tip-off that a group of unknown men suspected to be cultists, approximately six in number, had gone to the Agbowa area to foment trouble causing rival cult group clash.
Odutola explained that the Divisional Police Officer swiftly led a patrol team to the area and on arrival, the team “discovered three unidentified young men lying lifeless in a pool of blood, with gunshot wounds to their heads.”
Adding that the victims were immediately rushed to Olabisi Onabanjo Teaching Hospital in Sagamu where a doctor certified them dead, Odutola disclosed that three suspects have arrested in connection with the incident.
“Cordoning off the scene of crime, eight expended cartridges, one live cartridge, and one Samsung phone was recovered from the scene of the crime.
“In connection with the cult clash, three individuals have been arrested as follows. One Oluwatosin Adeniro (25 years old), Adebayo Oluwasun (35 years old), and Segun Ademola (38 years old),” she said.
Odutola added that the Commissioner of Police, Alamutu Abiodun was physically present in Sagamu through the weekend to ensure the safety of all persons in and out of Sagamu as well as to instill confidence among the residents of Sagamu.
“Residents are advised to carry out their daily routines without any fear or hesitation.
“The CP is determined to bring the perpetrators of this heinous crime to justice, and anyone found responsible will be prosecuted accordingly,” she added.