Wanted cult leader shot dead by Police in Ogun

A wanted notorious cultist, murder suspect, Owolabi Oludipe a.k.a Somori has been shot dead while he and his gang members engaged police from Odogbolu division, Ogun state in gun battle.

This was stated in a press release by the police public relations officer, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, which was made available to Blueprint in Abeokuta.

The suspect who had been on the wanted list of the Command was sighted at Ita-Ado area of Odogbolu where he and his fellow Aiye cult group were planning another attack in the Community.

Oyeyemi stated that a distress call was made to the DPO Odogbolu division, who mobilized his men and moved to the scene.

“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 quickly rushed down to the hospital, but he later died while he was receiving a treatment.

“The deceased had been on wanted list of the police command, in connection with killings of one Runsewe Segun a civil defense officer who was murdered in cold blood on the 14th of November 2020 and one Sunday Kayode Adegbuyi who was also killed on the 16th of February 2020.

“He was also responsible for the killing of a rival Aiye cult group leader by name Shoyombo Sanyaolu Fakoya on the 11th of November 2020 during a supremacy battle between the two groups.

“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 statement reads

Meanwhile, the Commissioner of police, CP Edward A. Ajogun who praised his men for their gallantry display has ordered that efforts should be intensified to apprehend the rest of the gang members.

He also directed 24 hours surveillance of the town and its environs in order to checkmate the activities of hoodlums in the area.