Operatives of Ogun police command said it had arrested two members of a deadly cult group who assassinated one Kolawole Ajomale a member of Oodua People’s Congress (OPC) on April 5 in Ijebu-Igbo area of the state.
According to a statement issued in Abeokuta on Wednesday by the State Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, the suspects were arrested on April 7.
Oyeyemi explained that the suspects, Korede Pariosho and Jide Afolabi were arrested following an intelligent based investigation embarked upon by the detectives at Ijebu-Igbo division led by DPO Sp Kazeem Solotan.
He noted that the investigation led the police to the hideout of the group where the duo were arrested and the gun they used to kill the victim was also recovered.
“The hoodlums had on April 5 attacked their victim in his house situated at No.20 Odo Balogun Street Oke Sapen, in Ijbeu-Igbo where the deceased was shot on the head and stomach in presence of his pregnant wife, consequent upon which the victim died on the spot.
“Since then, police has been on their trail before they were finally apprehended following painstaking intelligence and technical investigation.
“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,” he said.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, CP Kenneth Ebrimson has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspects to homicide section of the state criminal investigation and intelligence department for discreet investigation and prosecution.