Four Cultists Held For Murder , Ogun Lawmaker Fingered As Sponsor
Four persons suspected to be political thugs and members of a secret cult group, have been arrested by the police over their alleged involvement in the shooting and killing of one person in Sagamu, Ogun State.
The suspects, Olushola Adedeji, Olusegun Olalekan a.k.a Musket, Azeez a.k.a Anene and Abolore a.ka A.B, Daily Sun gathered, were rounded up by men of the Zonal Intervention Squad (ZIS), Obada, Abeokuta, last week Thursday in their hide out in Sagamu, for killing a Sagamu resident popularly known as Arsenal-Nice in the town.
Their arrest, it was further gathered followed a complaint lodged at the ZIS that the suspects invaded the residence of the victim and shot him dead. The complainant, who added that the suspects were on the payroll of a member of the Ogun State House of Assembly, equally informed the police that the suspects have been terrorizing Sagamu and its environs.
Further investigation by Daily Sun, revealed that the suspects, who were arrested with some arms and ammunition and presently in the custody of ZIS, had allegedly fingered the lawmaker representing Sagamu State Constituency 1 and the Majority Leader in the House of Assembly, Hon. Yinka Mafe, as their sponsor.
When contacted, the Zonal Police Public Relations Officer, Zone 2, Onikan, Lagos State, Dolapo Badmus, confirmed the arrest of the suspects.
The Zonal PPRO, who said the case was still under investigation, confirmed the suspects confessed to be working for one politician in the state.
“The case is under investigation. They (suspects) said they are working for one politician but we are investigating it. We won’t expose it until we get to the last stage. But the cogent thing is that they said they are working for a politician which we are still trying to verify”. Badmus stated.
When contacted via a short message service, for his reaction, Hon. Yinka Mafe, described the allegation as a “beer parlour gist”. He said the suspects should be charged to court of competent jurisdiction, noting as a lawyer, he will be glad to have opportunity to defend himself.
“Well I don’t react to beer parlour gist. Moreso, I rather they are charged to the court of competent jurisdiction so I have my day in court as a lawyer to defend myself. Thanks”. Mafe replied in the sms.