The Ogun State Police Command has killed a notorious cultist, Owolabi Oludipe popularly known as Somori during a gun battle between his gang and police from Odogbolu Division.
The spokesperson of the command, Abimbola Oyeyemi in a statement released on Sunday noted that the suspect had been on the wanted list of the command.
He disclosed that the suspect was seen at Ita-Ado area of Odogbolu where he was with his Aiye cult group planning to attack a community.
Oyeyemi noted that a distress call was made to the DPO Odogbolu division, who mobilised his men to the scene.
“On seeing the policemen, the gang engaged them in a shoot out, consequence upon which their leader “Somori” was shot and injured; while others escaped into the bush with their operational weapons.”
“The shot suspect was taken to hospital but died while receiving treatment,” Oyeyemi said.
He added that the deceased was on the wanted list of the command in connection with the killings of a Civil Defense Officer, Runsewe Segun, who was murdered late last year and one Sunday Kayode Adegbuyi who was also killed in 2020.
Somori was also accused of killing an Eiye cult group leader, Shoyombo Sanyaolu Fakoya during a supremacy battle between the two groups.
Oyeyemi said he confessed to all the killings on the hospital bed before he gave up the ghost.
Recovered from him are assorted charms which he wore all over his body, two live cartridges and a mobile phone.
The Commissioner of Police in the state, Edward A. Ajogun has called on police operatives in the state to intensify their effort to apprehend the rest of the gang members.
He also directed 24-hour surveillance of the town and its environs in order to checkmate the activities of hoodlums in the area.
Ajogun expressed commitment to end cultism and social vices in the state.
This is coming after the state Governor, Dapo Abiodun, invited Igboho for consultations on how to solve the security challenges in the state.