Two suspected cultists have allegedly shot killed a member of the Oodua People’s Congress in Ogun State, Kolawole Ajomale, in the presence of his pregnant wife.
The suspects, identified as Korede Pariosho and Jide Afolabi, allegedly shot Ajomale in the head and stomach, and he died on the spot.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Abimbola Oyeyemi, stated this in a statement on Wednesday.
He said the incident occurred on Sunday in Ijebu-Igbo in the Ijebu-North Local Government Area of the state.
Oyeyemi said Pariosho and Afolabi were arrested by the police on Tuesday, two days after they reportedly committed the crime
The PPRO explained that the detectives, led by Divisional Police Officer, Ijebu-Igbo, SP Kazeem Solotan, went to the hideout of the suspects and arrested them.
He added that the gun allegedly used to kill the victim had been recovered.
“The hoodlums had on April 5, 2020, attacked their victim in his house situated at No. 20 Odo Balogun Street, Oke Sopein, in Ijebu-Igbo, where the deceased was shot in the head and stomach in the presence of his pregnant wife, consequently upon which the victim died on the spot.
“On interrogation, the two suspects confessed to killing the deceased, but they claimed to have done so in revenge for the death of a member of their cult, whom they said was killed by the OPC men in 2017.
The PPRO added that the Commissioner of Police in the state, Kenneth Ebrimson, had ordered the immediate transfer of the suspects to the Homicide Section of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for discreet investigation and prosecution.