By Ahmed Ajikobi
Following the shooting on Saturday at Ilofa Road, GRA, the Kwara State police has confirmed the arrest of four suspects.
The state Commissioner of Police, Kayode Egbetokun in a telephone interview with our reporter yesterday confirmed that the incident was fallout of clash between rival cult groups.
Egbetokun added that neither the supporters of former Senate President, Bukola Saraki nor the All Progressives Congress (APC) was linked with the incidents.
“I have not seen the connection of Saraki or APC in this matter. What I can say about the matter is that it was a clash between two rival cult groups. We are still investigating the matter.”
Explaining further, he said, there was a shooting incident. Security operatives moved into scene of shooting. Two persons were seen lying on the ground. They were rushed to the hospital; one died in the process, while the other was rushed to emergency for treatment. Surgery was later performed on him and he is recuperating.
“One cut to size English double barrel was recovered from him. The suspect at the hospital confirmed to be the most wanted suspect terrorising the town. The CIID is still investigating the matter,” he further said.
Meanwhile, it was earlier gathered that a group of boys numbering about 10 were harassing passers-by.
According to eyewitness account, “suddenly, we saw a middle aged man on the floor with his clothes drenched in blood.
“Security operatives swung into action to arrest the situation. The other rival group mobilised to retaliate the killing of one of their own.
“The boys were armed with gun shooting a pump action rifle towards the assailants of their member while the security operatives fired shots to scare them away.
It was learnt that the deceased simply identified Tinny had been on Police’s wanted list.
By Ahmed Ajikobi