Osun: Police Nab Notorious Cultists Over Serial Murders

The Osun State Police Command has arrested notorious cultists in Osogbo, the state capital and Ilesa, over serial murders between August and November this year. A dreaded cultist called Rasaq Mutiu, who allegedly killed three persons in Osogbo and the leader of Eiye Confraternity in Ilesa, Babatunde Oginni, were paraded on Friday.

The Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr Fimihan Adeoye, told journalists that Mutiu killed three people in  Osogbo on 15th of August, 2016. The Police chief said a man who was attacked by Mutiu at Ayetoro area, is still unconscious, receiving treatment.

Mutiu told Daily Trust that he killed his victims because they were members of Eiye Confraternity who killed members of his own gang, Axe confraternity. “The core is now 4-4, as they killed four on our side and we’ve retaliated. Our feud began from school, Federal Polytechnic, Offa in Kwara State. We were actually fighting over women.”

CP Adeoye said the police also arrested Oginni for allegedly killing a newspaper agent in Ilesa, Eluyera Saheed. He said the suspects will be arraigned, and assured that other members will soon be apprehended.