Two suspected cultists have been arrested by the police in Ogun state and allegedly confessed they killed an OPC member to avenge the death of their colleague.
The suspected cultists identified as Korede Pariosho and Jide Afolabi, were arrested on Wednesday for killing a member of the Odua Peoples Congress (OPC), identified as Kolawole Ajomale, to avenge the death of one of their colleagues, who they said was killed by the OPC in 2017.
According to the suspects, they had vowed, since the death of their member, that any OPC member must be killed to avenge the death of the said colleague.
It was gathered that the suspects allegedly shot the deceased with locally-made pistol on the head and stomach in the presence of his pregnant wife on Sunday April 5, at his 20, Odo Balogun Street Oke Sapen residence, where they attacked him.
The Ogun Police Spokesperson, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said the police have arrested the suspects, Jide Afolabi and Korede Pariosho on Tuesday.
Spokesperson of the State Police Command, Abimbola Oyeyemi, who confirmed the arrest, said that the suspects admitted to have killed the deceased to retaliate the murder of one of their members killed by OPC in 2017.
“On interrogation, the two suspects confessed killing the deceased but they claimed to have done it in revenge of the death of one member of their cult group whom they alleged was killed by OPC men in 2017. They further confessed to have vowed since then that any member of OPC seen will be killed in vengeance of the death of their late colleague.
“The Commissioner of Police, Kenneth Ebrimson has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspects to homicide section of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (SCIID) for discreet investigation and prosecution.” Oyeyemi added