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Leaders flee, 30 arrested over Osun cult clashes


No fewer than 30 suspects have been arrested in connection with a series of clashes involving rival cults in Osogbo, Osun State, which left three people dead.

A spokesperson for the police in the state, Yemisi Opalola, confirmed the development on Tuesday, adding that the command had launched a manhunt for identified ring leaders of the groups.

Three people were feared killed on Sunday when rival cults engaged in deadly clashes in some parts of the state capital.

Those killed were identified as Sogo Owonikoko, aka Marley; Daniel and one Afeez, popularly known as Eja.

The deceased were killed at Alie Junction, Kolawole Street and Obalande Area, all within the Osogbo metropolis.

It was further learnt that rival cults of Aye and Eye also engaged in deadly clashes in the Oke Baale and Alekuwodo areas on Sunday, as police battled to put the situation under control.

Opalola said the state Commissioner of Police, Wale Olokode, had visited the hotspots to put the situation under control.

She said, “As of this afternoon, we have arrested about 30 suspects in connection with the clashes and they are presently under interrogation. All those arrested will be screened before further action. We are going after already identified ringleaders of the groups.”

ovu: Tuesday, 30 March 2021 at 3/30/2021 01:22:00 pm


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