A policeman attached to the Igbeba Police Station in Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State, has been allegedly shot to death by suspected cultists.
Abimbola Oyeyemi, the Public Relations Officer of the Ogun Police Command, confirmed the incident.
Oyeyemi said the deceased, whose identity was not disclosed, was off-duty when he was targeted and attacked by suspected cultists around 11pm on Saturday.
The Ogun PPRO stated that one person has been arrested in connection with the incident.
“It is true that a policeman was killed by suspected cultists. But the policeman was not on duty; he was off duty at the time,” Oyeyemi told the Punch.
“I think he was going somewhere between 10.30pm and 11pm on Saturday when he was killed. He was no longer on duty at the time of the incident.
“A suspect has been arrested. The suspect happens to be a member of the Eiye Confraternity.”
Oyeyemi added that a manhunt had been launched for other members of the gang.