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Police arrest 5 suspects over killings, robbery in Osun


Osun State Police Command said it has arrested three suspects in connection with the cult clash that claimed five lives in Ilesa.

A clash between cult groups over sharing of money extorted from developers had escalated into a crisis leading to the death of five persons, while seven others were injured in Ilesa over the weekend.

Speaking with newsmen on Sunday, Osun Police Command spokesperson, SP Yemisi Opalola said three persons have been arrested in connection with the killing while raiding of black spots in the town is ongoing.

Similarly, Opalola said two other persons were arrested in Ile-Ife following intelligence on activities of criminals in the ancient town.

She added that the restriction of movement in the town is needless as the police are on top of the situation in Ile-Ife.

“Following the killings of five persons in Ilesa due to clash between cultists/land grabbers, the Commissioner of Police, Olawale Olokode led a team to the town to restore normalcy and also deploy a team of investigators into the town.

“Three suspects have been arrested, while the investigation is ongoing into the matter with a view to arresting other suspects.

“With regards to Ile-Ife situation, the declaration of restriction is needless, police is on top of the situation and two suspects have been arrested.

“Also, a team of investigators are on the ground to intensify raid on black spots with a view to getting rid of criminal elements in the town and across the state”, she said.

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