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Crime & Punishment of Tuesday, 11 January 2022


One murdered, six arrested as Osun rival gangs clash

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The Osun State Police on Monday, January 10, 2022, stated that six suspects were arrested in connection with the mayhem that occurred in Ikire, where an unidentified man was killed.

According to sources, two rival cults in the town clashed around the Sango area after a disagreement.

The sources further revealed that a group of hoodlums had approached a shop owner and demanded money. After she gave money to the first group, another group approached her for money, but she refused.

“The woman later called members of the first group that she settled and they came around and engaged the second group.

"It was a free-for-all. One person was shot dead. The woman’s shop was also attacked,” the source added.

Police spokesperson, Yemisi Opalola, confirmed the death of one person.

“One person was shot dead but normalcy has returned to the area. We have arrested six suspects in connection with the crisis. We are also going after others mentioned as having played roles in the incident,” she said.

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