2 Killed By Cult Group In Ogun


Suspected cult members have killed two persons in Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State.

The incident occurred at Ajegunle-Ijada and Ishado areas of the town on Wednesday evening.

Reports say the victims, 22-year-old Lekan Ojaewele, and 20-year-old Muyiwa Adeyemi, were apprentices in the barbing and electronics businesses.

According to investigations, the deceased were accidental victims, as their bosses were the targets of the cultists.

Ojaewele was said to have been killed on his way to his boss’, while Adeyemi was murdered while sleeping inside a shop belonging to his boss.

An eyewitness, who craved anonymity, said the cult members came on motorcycles to launch the attacks.

Confirming the incident, Head of Ijebu-Ode vigilance group, Mr Yemi Odukoya, said the victims died in retaliatory attacks launched over the killing of a member of the Aye cult by the Eiye cult, Tuesday night.

Lamenting the incessant killings in the town by cult groups, Odukoya said the vigilance group could not do much due to limited resources.

Also confirming the incident, Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Muyiwa Adejobi, urged members of the community to assist the police with useful information that could lead to the arrest of the hoodlums.

“These bad elements live among the people in the community and they can only be fished out with useful information by the people,” Adejobi said, adding that security in the town had been beefed up with the deployment of more officers from the neighbouring command.