The police in Osun on Monday confirmed the killing of a suspected cult member by a rival gang in Osogbo on Sunday.

A statement by Yemisi Opalola, the police command’s spokesperson in Osun, said the deceased was shot and killed at the Sasa Area in Osogbo.

Ms Opalola said the corpse of the deceased had been deposited at the morgue of UNIOSUN Teaching Hospital in Osogbo, while a suspect has been arrested in connection with the killing.

She said that investigation into the matter was ongoing, while efforts were being intensified to arrest the remaining members of the gang.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) learnt that the deceased cult member was chased from Ibokun axis to Sasa Area in Osogbo by some suspected rival cultists on motorcycles at 6 p.m.

It was also learnt that the gun (short gun) the deceased had in his possession was picked up by his killers, after he was shot.

NAN was also informed that the rivalry that led to the killings was a supremacy battle between the Aye and Eyie confraternities.

A similar incident occurred at Oke-Ayepe, Osogbo, on Thursday, where a barber was killed by suspected cult members.

(NAN)

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