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Police confirm 3 dead in Ogun fresh cult war

Police command in Ogun State on Monday confirmed that three young men were shot dead in a renewed cult war in Sagamu. Our correspondent had…

Police command in Ogun State on Monday confirmed that three young men were shot dead in a renewed cult war in Sagamu.

Our correspondent had reported how suspected cultists resumed supremacy battle between Friday and Saturday in Sagamu, barely two months after many youths were murdered in the community.

Daily Trust reports that about 20 persons were killed in September when members of the Eiye and Aiye confraternities attacked one another.

The government declared a curfew in order to curtail the killings.

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However, the cultists reportedly resumed killing on Friday by shooting two persons dead in the Latawa area of Sagamu.

The police spokesperson, Omolola Odutola, on Monday, in Abeokuta, confirmed the death of three young men in a rivalry cult clash.

She said the Divisional Police Officer in Sagamu had on Sunday received an intelligence that a group of unknown men suspected to be cultists, about six in number, had gone to the Agbowa area to foment trouble, causing a rival cult group clash.

Odutola said 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.”

She said the victims were immediately rushed to the Olabisi Onabanjo Teaching Hospital in Sagamu, where a doctor certified them dead.

She disclosed that three suspects had been 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 said the Commissioner of Police, Alamutu Abiodun, was present in Sagamu over the weekend to ensure the safety of all persons in and out of town as well as to instill confidence among the residents.

“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.

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