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Police Orders Shoot-At-Sight On Cultists, Ritualists In Ogun

Posted: Aug 10, 2015 at 12:00 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Laide Raheem Abeokuta

The Ogun State Commissioner of Police, Abdulmajid Ali has ordered his men to shoot on sight members and ritualists wherever they are seen in operation.

Ali, who gave the directive while parading 23 suspected criminals at the state police headquarters, Eleweran, Abeokuta, said that his command would not tolerate the rising cases of cultism and ritual killings.

The suspects paraded were arrested in connection with murder, kidnapping, cultism and unlawful possession of human skull while several weapons, including guns, machetes, assorted charms and expended cartridges were recovered from them.

The Police Commissioner also disclosed that one person had been charged to court for the killing of the 82-year-old Iyaloja-General of Ijebuland, Alhaja Sadiat Elewuju.

The Iyaloja-General of Ijebuland was hacked to death by a gang of six men who stormed her residence at Sabo area of Ijebu-Ode on Wednesday, July 8.

Ali, who declined to reveal the identity of the alleged killer of Elewuju, stated “he (the accused)  was charged to court on Wednesday. Our investigation so far confirmed that he perpetrated the act but tried to hide under a cover that six people were seen and all that.

“We didn’t want to parade him because it’s a case that we have already charged to court. From all the available information and the investigation conducted, the boy is a very close person to the woman. He was the person that saw the Iyaloja last, he was also the one that took care of her.”