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Bystander gunned down by rival cult groups fighting over a girl



Bystander gunned down by rival cult groups fighting over a girl

A bystander identified as Farouk Adebowale, a known fish seller was hit in the head by a stray bullet during an exchange of gunfire by two rival cult groups in the Ogiro, Agbado area of Ogun State.

According to reports, trouble started when an unidentified man tried to woo the girlfriend Yetunde Kamoru of a suspected cult leader identified as Ganiyu Azeez at a party staged in a hotel in the Oyero area of the state.

A fight later ensued between the unidentified man and gang members of Azeez and he was later chased out of the party.

The unidentified man who was also said to be a cult member was chased to the Ogiro community where he was able to summon members of his cult group and an exchange of gunfire ensued which unfortunately hit the fish seller in the head as he slumped and died on the spot.

According to a source, Azeez was later nabbed by policemen at a hotel moments after the shootout.

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He said, “The main suspect, Azeez, went to a party with his girlfriend. On getting there, there was a brawl. He said a man was eyeing his girlfriend during a dance and that led to a fight. Azeez and his gang wanted to injure the man, but he fled.

“They trailed him outside and that led to a shootout between the two men and their gang members. Azeez’s cult members had wanted to shoot the lover boy, when the bullet hit the fish seller and he died.

“After the incident, residents said they knew the girl responsible for the fight. They reported to the police at the Agbado division and went to pick her at her house. She admitted to knowing about the fight and led the police to the boyfriend’s house.

“When they didn’t find him at home, she led them to a hotel where they found him in a room with another girl, called Yetunde. The two girls and the man were arrested and taken to the Agbado Police Station.”

Confirming the incident, Abimbola Oyeyemi, the state Police Public Relations Officer, said, “On August 7, the police got information that some Aiye and Eiye cult members planned to attack the Oyero community to celebrate ‘8/8’, which was August 8.

“The Divisional Police Officer mobilised his men and started intense patrol of the area. It was while on patrol that he heard that some cult members had struck and fired somebody around the Transformer area of Ogiro.

“The DPO deployed some of his men in the area and two of the suspects were immediately arrested. When the DPO himself got there, the leader of the cult members was arrested. Immediately he was sighted at the station, residents identified him. The suspects are Ganiyu Azeez, Yetunde Kamoru and Morufat Arojojoye,” the PPRO added.


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