Bankole Taiwo, Abeokuta
Ogun State police command said it has arrested two suspected members of a deadly cult group, Korede Pariosho and Jide Afolabi for assassinating one Kolawole Ajomale, a member of Oodua People’s Congress (OPC) on Sunday, 5th of April 2020 at Ijebu-Igbo in Ijebu North local government area of the state.
Korede and Jide, the two murder suspects were alleged to have shot the deceased on his head and stomach right before the presence of his pregnant wife.
The fleeing suspects, according to statement from the Spokesman of the state police command, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi were arrested following an intelligent based investigation embarked upon by the detectives at Ijebu-Igbo division led by SP Kazeem Solotan.The intelligent investigation was said to have led the police crack team to the criminal hideout of the group where the duo were arrested and the gun they used to kill the victim was also recovered.
On interrogation, the two suspects were said to have confessed killing the OPC member claiming to have done it in revenge of the death of a 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 retaliation of the death of their late colleague.
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.