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Police probe cult clash which claimed forest guard life in Ogun state

The Ogun State Police Command said its has commenced investigation into a Friday  cult clash which occurred in Leme area of Abeokuta, the state capital and claimed life of a forest guard, assuring that perpetrators of the crime will be fished out.

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Penpushing reports that, the Command Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi made this known in a statement, in reaction to the crime, adding that the case is currently being investigated at the State Criminal Investigation Department (CID), Eleweran,  Abeokuta

“Yes, somebody was shot dead, but it was a cult clash. The information I have was that there was a cult clash around Leme area yesterday, where a man, who was also a forest guard, was shot dead. We have commenced investigation on the incident and those behind it would be fished out. The case has been transferred to state CID”, he added.

Penpushing further reports that the police spokesman assured that the command would continue to clamp down on cultists terrorising the state, stressing that any refusal for members to  renounce their membership of the groups will not be handled with kid glove.

“We have given them the window of opportunity before now that they should come forward and renounce their membership of these useless cult groups.Those who refused to renounce, we have arrested many; many are being prosecuted, many of them are in prison custody. We will not rest until we get the last member of those useless groups,” he said.

Penpushing also reports that, Oyeyemi encouraged   parents and guardians on need for them to warn  their wards against cultism, pointing out it is a crime for anybody to belong to any outlawed or proscribed cult group.

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