By Abimbola Ogunnaike
Ogun State Police Command have confirmed that no fewer than four person died, just as eleven suspects in connection with the violent clashes were also arrested.
According to the command, they were killed at different locations in Abeokuta, the state capital, at the weekend when members of rival cult groups engaged one another.
The spokesperson of the state police command, Omolola Odutola confirmed the development during an interview she granted to Channels Television.
According to her, those who died included: members of Aye, Eiye, and Buccaneer confraternities.
The state police image-maker said one Seun Elewode, a member of the Aye cult group, was killed during a shootout between rival cult groups in the Adeun area of Lafenwa, Abeokuta.
According to her, the clash started on Thursday when a suspected leader of the Eiye confraternity, simply identified as Dare was shot dead in front of his house in the Ijeja area of the Abeokuta metropolis in Abeokuta South Local Government Area of the state
Odutola said one Seun Elewode, a member of the Aye cult group, was killed during a shootout between rival cult groups in the Adeun area of Lafenwa, Abeokuta.
According to her, a suspected member of the Buccaneer Confraternity was killed in the Akin Olugbade area of the town.
“One Seun Elewode, a notorious member of the Aye cult group who just returned from prison was attacked and shot dead at Adeun, Lafenwa in Abeokuta,” she said.
“He was shot dead during a shoot out at their hideout in a cool spot during a birthday party.
“On Sunday, 4 February, 2024 around 10.45 pm in Oshungboye crescent in Akin Olugbade, a suspected cultist was shot dead, while another was shot in the chest,” Odutola said.
She listed those arrested to include: Oluga Abiola, Olamilekan Abiodun, Olarenwaju Michael, Jimoh Okewole, and Wasu Tolulope.
Others, according to her, include: Abiodun Adeyemi, Muiz Adeyemi, Adebowale Saheed, Adebowale Ayoola, David Oviem and Adebowale Olayori.