Adewale Adeoye, a suspected cultist also known as 16, has debunked claims by the police that he killed 16 people.
He told reporters at the police headquarters in Eleweran, Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, that he killed only three persons.
Adeoye was paraded on Tuesday along with 30 others for crimes related to armed robbery, cultism, murder and illegal possession of firearms.
Said to be the second in command of the Eiye Confraternity, Adeoye is said to have been behind cult killings in the Ijebu Ode area of the state.
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Adeoye said to be a member of the Eiye Confraternity, was arrested alongside five others at their hideout in Ijebu-Ode.
He identified his victims as Vandan, Koledowo and Abas. He said two of the men had killed the leader of his confraternity in Ijebu Ode, prompting a reprisal.
The notorious cultist who said he is a professional printer and a drop-out from Michael Otedola College of Education, revealed that he was the fourth in command in the confraternity in 2017 and later became the second in command a year later.
“I have been arraigned twice. I was first arraigned in 2012 and regained my freedom in 2015 because the complainant did not show up in court and they could not find anything incriminating against me.
“A few days after, the police came for my arrest again and kept me in custody for another two years before I regained my freedom again in 2017.
“I have not renounced my membership. They didn’t give me the chance because they told me that they would kill me if I renounced my membership.
“I was made Chairman of a unit in the RTEAN in Ijebu Ode, but I can tell you that I have not killed 16 people, but only three.”
Kenneth Ebrimson, the Commissioner of Police, said two locally-made single-barrelled pistols, one double-barrelled pistol, 11 live cartridges, assorted charms and Indian hemp were recovered from the suspects.