The Commissioner of Police in Edo State, Hakeem Odumosun, has said that the policeman killed by unknown gunmen in Benin on Saturday night was a member of a secret cult.
The CP told the News Agency of Nigeria on telephone that two other persons were killed in the shootout that claimed the life of the officer.
NAN had reported that a Police officer, identified as Oisa Ehigie, was shot dead along the Normayo/Sakponba road in Benin City.
It was also reported that the killing might not be unconnected with activities of secret cults that had claimed several lives in the city recently.
The Police Commissioner said the officer was killed alongside two alleged members of his cult group.
According to him, the slain policeman died while fighting on the side of his cult group against rival cult group.
“Three people were killed in the fight — the Police officer and two others. I have gone to see his family. It is a cult killing and the officer is a cultist,” the CP said.
The Commissioner, who said arrests have been made in relation to the killings, also said some guns had been recovered.
Odumosun said that there iwas no hiding place for cultists in Edo.