Tommy, a kingpin of a cult in Abeokuta was on Thursday night killed by a suspected rival cult group.
The incident left the student-dominated community in shock, with many shops locked as dwellers suspect reprisal attack.
Tommy who is of the Eiye cult group, was reportedly attacked by the rival group Aiye confraternity and was left in the pull of his blood. The corpse of the deceased was covered in what looked like axe or machete wounds.
“There is going to be a serious fight in Oluwo Abeokuta. That man killed is not going to die like that. He is a very popular man in Abeokuta. Please take cover and stay safe,” a source has said.
The Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi confirmed that it was a cult clash and that 18 people have so far been arrested in connection to the incident.
He urged residents to remain calm, saying, “It was a cult clash and the cultists killed one of them last night around Panseke. 18 suspects have since been arrested in connection with the incident.
“The people need not fear. We have deployed policemen to the area. We are on top of the situation,” Oyeyemi said.