Living By The Sword Witnesses say police officer killed by cultists in Ondo was a member

A corporal attached to the Nigeria Police in Ondo State who was killed by suspected cultists is said to be a member of a rival gang.

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A 30-year-old police corporal identified as Solomon Sunday who was allegedly shot to death by men suspected to be cultists was said to also be a member of a rival cult gang, Channels TV reports.

According to the reports, Sunday was murdered on the night of Sunday, December 18, 2016, in the Aule area of Akure, the capital of Ondo State.

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However, witnesses told Channels TV the deceased corporal who was attached to the Okuta Elerinla, Akure Division in of the State, was himself a cultist and was murdered by a rival gang.

A resident of the area who requested that he should not be named, narrated that the deceased was attacked on his was back home from work.

The resident said Corporal Sunday was shot several times by his assailants, insisting that the deceased police corporal was a member of a secret cult.

“He is one of them (cultists); maybe it was the rival cultist group that trailed and killed him as a revenge. So, one can’t say yet why he was killed.”

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But the police spokesperson in the state, ASP Femi John who confirmed the death of the Corporal, said the force is treating the case as that of murder, saying that investigations into the death of the officer have begun.

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