A suspected cultist, Kazeem Tiamiyu, on Monday said he murdered at least 15 people in a number of cult clashes in ijebu-Ode and other areas of Ogun State.
Speaking to journalists at Eleweran Police Headquarters, Abeokuta, Mr Tiamiyu gave some of the names of his victims as Solar, Sappio, Odunalayo, Akeem, Folly, Ade, Ayokun, Seun and Bisi.
Mr. Tiamiyu, known as “Butcher” among his cult group, revealed that his gang was responsible for the killing of a vigilante group leader, Tola Okunneye, about a year ago during a church service in Ijebu-Igbo town of the state.
Mr. Tiamiyu, 23, said after shooting dead the vigilante chief, they mutilated his ear and used it for a cult practice.
“I was not part of that operation, but was led by Femi. After the killing, one of the victim’s ears was cut off.
“The gang later converged on our hideout, where we used the ear to take oath of secrecy,” the suspect said.
Mr. Tiamiyu, who was arrested at No. 9 Oreagba Street in Ijebu-Ode, said the vigilante boss was killed for standing his grounds against their activities in the neighbourhood.
The command’s spokesman, Muyiwa Adejobi, also told journalists the suspect belongs to Aye Confraternity, and was arrested after a raid.
He said items recovered from the suspect included four single-barrelled short guns, seven rounds of live cartridges, expended cartridge and assorted charms.
The police spokesman told journalists the suspect would be charged to court after completion of investigation.