Some gunmen suspected to be cultists killed a policeman identified as Solomon Sunday at Aule area of Akure, the Ondo State capital.
The 30-year-old deceased, a corporal, until his death, was attached to the Okuta Elerinla Division of the Ondo State Police Command.
According to one of the residents of the area, who craved anonymity, the deceased was attacked on his way back from work on Sunday night.
He was reported to have been shot several times by his assailants.
The resident alleged that the deceased was a member of a secret cult.
He said, “He is one of them (cultists), maybe it was the rival cultist group that trailed and killed him in revenge, so one can’t say yet why he was killed.”
Our correspondent gathered that the Sunday killing brings the number of cult related killings in Akure in recent times to three.
When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Femi Joseph, confirmed the incident and said the command had begun investigation into the matter.
He, however, did not confirm whether the deceased cop was a member of a secret cult or not.
“We have commenced investigation on the matter; it is a real murder case. However we can’t confirm if he (deceased) belonged to a secret cult but as I said we are still investigating.” Joseph stated.