Osun State Police Command has arrested notorious cultists in Osogbo and Ilesa, over serial murders between August and November, 2016.
A dreaded cultist and leader of Axe confraternity, Rasaq Mutiu, aka Small Mutiu, who allegedly killed three people in Osogbo and the leader of Eiye Confraternity in Ilesa, Babatunde Oginni akak Bongo, were paraded by the police on Friday.
The Commissioner of Police in the state, Fimihan Adeoye told journalists that Mutiu killed a 40-year-old man, Adesina Akinwale at Oke-Oniti area and also killed 21-year-old Adekunle Badmus at Government Technical College Area in Osogbo on 15th of August, 2016.
The CP added that Mutiu also killed another 25-year-old man, Kehinde Adesina at Abaku Area in Osogbo. A 23-year-old man, Aderemi Adepoju who was attacked by Mutiu at Ayetoro area in Osogbo was still unconscious in the hospital where he is receiving treatment.
Small Mutiu said he killed those individuals mentioned by the CP because they were members of Eiye Confraternity that killed members of his own gang, Axe confraternity.
His words, “We are just on 4-4 now. They dropped (killed) four on our side and we dropped four from their side. It was a battle between my gang, Axe and the Eiye guys. The battle started from our school, Federal Polytechnic, Offa in Kwara State. We were actually fighting over women.”
CP Adeoye said Bongo was arrested for allegedly killing a newspaper agent, Eluyera Saheed, in Ilesha on Monday, December 19.
Bongo confirmed that he is the leader of Eiye Confraternity in Ilesa and that the deceased newspaper agent was also a cultist. He said the late Eluyera was killed by some cultists from Osogbo who did not take orders from him before they struck in Ilesa.