Cult clash claims two lives in Osogbo
Two persons were killed on Saturday morning in fresh cult violence in parts of Osogbo, Osun state capital.
According to a DAILY POST report, a gang of rival Aiye group killed a 44-year-old man, Sogo Owonikoko, also known as Marley and who is suspected to be a member of the Eiye confraternity around 9:30am at Alie street, Obate area of Osogbo.
The deceased’s skull was opened with an axe and he was left alone fighting for his life in the pool of his own blood.
Another person, Akinwale Rotimi, 35, at about 7:30 am on the same Saturday, was shot dead at the Kolawole, Arikalamu area of Osogbo.
Eyewitnesses said that some suspected cultists, on 15 motorcycles, with cutlasses, axes and guns were sighted around Ilesa garage, Oja-Oba, Ita-Olokan, Oke-Baale, Obate on Friday and Saturday in Osogbo.
Last Saturday, a suspected leader of a cult group who first launched an attack on his rival, was shot dead around Ita-Olokan area of Osogbo, DAILY POST reports.
The spokesman of the Osun State Police Command, Yemisi Opalola, who confirmed the incidents, said the corpses have been deposited at the UNIOSUN teaching hospital morgue.
Opalola added that investigations and intensive patrol were ongoing to identify and arrest the perpetrators.