Ogun state Police Command has arrested 18 suspects in connection with the gory murder of notorious Abeokuta ‘area boy’ called Tommy.
Tommy, a resident of Oluwo, in the state capital, was trailed by suspected cultists to Panseke where he was macheted to death on Thursday night.
His assailants waited till he breathed his last before leaving the scene.
The murder triggered panic in Oluwo and Panseke as residents fled and shops were locked up.
Reports indicated that Tommy may have been a victim of a new war between members of Aiye and Eiye cult groups.
Ogun Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, confirmed the murder was connected to a cult between the cults .
“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”, Oyeyemi told Punch.
“The people need not be afraid. We have deployed policemen to the area. We are on top of the situation.”