A notorious cultist/murder suspect, Owolabi Oludipe( a.k.a Somori) has been shot dead during a shoot-out with the police in Ogun State.
The suspect who according to the Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi 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 members were planning another attack on the community. He added that tereafter, a distress call was made to the DPO Odogbolu Division, who mobilized his men and moved to the scene.
“On seening the policemen, 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 taken to hospital, but died while receiving treatment”
“The deceased has been on wanted list of the command in connection with killings of one Runsewe Segun, a civil defence 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 Eiye cult group leader; Shoyombo Sanyaolu Fakoya on the 11th of November 2020 during a supremacy battle between the two groups. Oyeyemi quoted him before his death that he was responsible to all the killings. Recovered from him were assorted charms which he wore all over his body, two live cartridges and a mobile phone.
Meanwhile, Commissioner of Police, Edward Ajogun, who praised his men for their gallantry display ordered that efforts should be intensified to apprehend the rest of the gang members. He also directed a -24 hour surveillance of the town and its environs in order to checkmate the activities of hoodlums in the area