The Ogun State Police Command said on Thursday that it had arrested two suspected cult members who allegedly killed one Kolawole Ajomale, a member of the Ijebu-Igbo branch of the Odua People’s Congress.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, said the suspects: Korede Pariosho and Jide Afolabi, were arrested on Wednesday.
Abimbola in a statement said the suspects were alleged to have killed their victim in Ijebu-Igbo on Sunday.
He said: “Following an intelligence-based investigation embarked upon by the detectives at the Ijebu-Igbo division, men of the Nigerian Police stormed the hideout of the group and effected their arrests and also recovered dangerous weapons from them.
“The hoodlums had, on April 5, attacked the victim in his house situated at No. 20, Odo- Balogun Street, Oke Sapen in Ijbeu-Igbo, where he was shot in the head and in the stomach in the presence of his pregnant wife.
“The victim died on the spot.
“Since then, the police had been on their trail, until they were finally apprehended following painstaking intelligence and technical investigation.
“Interrogation is ongoing. The two suspects, however, had confessed to killing the deceased. They claimed to have done it in revenge for the death of one member of their cult group whom they alleged was killed by some OPC men in 2017.
“They confessed to have vowed since then that any member of the OPC seen will be killed in vengeance for the death of their late colleague.”
The PPRO said the Commissioner of Police, Kenneth Ebrimson, had ordered the immediate transfer of the suspects to the Homicide Section of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for discrete investigation and prosecution.