Edo State Police Commissioner, Hakeem Odumosu, disclosed over the weekend that a Police Sergeant, Monday Ehijie, who was killed Saturday night in Benin, was a cultist.
Ehijie who was attached to the Chairman of Ipoba-Okha Local Government Area of Edo state, was reportedly killed in a cult war with two yet to be identified persons.
The victims were reportedly killed in a reprisal attack by a rival cult group.
The police officer was killed at Namayo Junction, Upper Sakpoba area of Benin metropolis.
It was gathered that the deceased police officer’s parents have been warning him to stop his cult activities even after becoming a police officer but to no avail.
Source said the fight was between two rival cult group, the officer was fighting with his group and after the fight, the rival group traced him to Namayo junction and shot him and the two others dead.
The State CP, Hakeem Odumosun, while confirming the incident, said that it was a cult killing and that the deceased police officer was a cultist.
“It was alleged that the officer belonged 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.