One killed in Ondo cult clash, three arrested

THE Ondo State Police Command on Thursday said it had arrested three persons in connection with a cult clash that occurred in some communities in the riverine Ilaje Local Government Area of the state.

It was gathered that the police made the arrest following a rival cult clash that happened in the Zion Area of Igbokoda, the headquarters of the council.

A yet-to-be identified person reportedly lost his life in the clash.

A source said the deceased was immediately buried by his cult group after the clash, but the men of the state Police Command had exhumed the corpse for investigation purpose.

The source said, “The cult members killed the boy, a member of a rival cult group in Igbokoda and everywhere became tensed.

“The boy and his friend were abducted by the cult group around Larada Street in Igbokoda. His friend escaped with serious injuries, but the deceased was not lucky as they shot and hacked him to death in the bush.”

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Mr Tee-Leo Ikoro, who confirmed the incident, said the three suspects were in the custody of the State Criminal Investigation Department of the command.

 

 

 

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