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Police officer, others killed by rival cult group in Edo


Edo, Benin

The Edo State police command says a police orderly attached to Eric Osayande, Chairman of Ikpoba-Okha Local Government Area of the state, has been killed by unknown gunmen.

It was gathered that the police officer who is a Sergeant was killed alongside two of his cult members at the weekend in Benin City during a fight with rival cult group.

The police officer was killed at Nomayo junction in Upper Sakpoba, Ikpoba Okha local government area of Edo State. 

It was learnt that the deceased police officer’s parent had earlier cautioned him against cult related activities.

The Edo State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, who confirmed the incident said it was a cult related killing and that the deceased police officer was a cultist.

He said, “It was alleged that the officer belonged to a cult group, he was fighting on the side of his cult group with a rival cult group. That was what led to his death. Three people lost their lives in the fight, the police officer and two other. I have gone to see his family.” He said.

He said efforts were on to arrest the killers, warning that cultist would have no hiding place in the state.

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