By Osaigbovo Iguobaro, Benin
Edo State Police Commissioner, Mr. Hakeem Odumosu on Sunday confirmed Monday Ehijie, a police orderly attached to Ikpoba-Okha Local Government Area chairman as a cultist.
Ehijie who was a Police Sergent and two other civilians were alleged murdered at the weekend during a clash by two rival cult groups in the State.
It was gathered that the officer was allegedly killed on at Namayo junction, Upper Sakpoba, Ikpoba Okha-Local Government area of Edo State.
The State Commissioner, of Police, Hakeem Olusegun Odumosun, who confirmed the incident, said it was a cult killing and that the deceased police officer was a cultist.
He said: “It was alleged that the officer belong to a cult group, he was fighting on the side of his cult group with rival cult group. That was what led to his death. Three people lost their life in the fight,
the police officer and two other ,”.
“I have gone to see his family. It is a cult killing and the officer is cultist,” he said.
He said efforts were on to arrest the killers, warning that cultist will have no hiding place in the State.
It was learnt that the deceased police officer’s parent had severally warned him to stop his cult activity even after becoming a police officer, but to no avail.