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Cult group kills 2 in Ogun

01 August 2013, 15:01

Ogun - Two persons were killed by suspected cult members in Ijebu-Ode, Ogun, on Wednesday evening.

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

The News Agency of  Nigeria (NAN) gathered that the victims, Lekan Ojaewele, 22, and Muyiwa Adeyemi, 20, were apprentices in the  barbing  and  electronics businesses.

NAN  investigations, however,  revealed that the  deceased were accidental  victims as their bosses were  the targets.

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

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

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

Odukoya,  who lamented the incessant killings  in the town by cult groups, said his security outfit  could not do much due to limited resources.

DSP Muyiwa Adejobi, the Ogun Police Public Relations Officer, confirmed the incident.

Adejobi, however, 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.

He added  that security in the town had  been beefed up  with the deployment of more officers from the neighbouring command while efforts were on to nab the hoodlums.

 - NAN

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