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Ritual Killings: Police lament over disturbing trend in Ogun

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The Commissioner of Police in Ogun State, Abiodun Alamutu, has described ritual killings as the most disturbing trend of criminal activity in the state.

He said it is more worrying because ritual killings by nature “are never done in the open except through credible intelligence before the act is committed.”

Alamutu disclosed this to Abeokuta in his New Year message with crime reporters.

To address this, he said the command would embark on advocacy against the menace in the new year.

Alamutu noted that the state remains the safest in the country, but the command is confronted with peculiar challenges, especially the new trend of ritual killings.

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He warned parents to caution their children to desist from any social vices, saying the police would not condone any form of criminality in the state in the new year.

“2023 has been a challenging year because we have crime across the country. But I still insist that, based on available records, the state remains one of the safest cities in the country as of today. Be that as it may, we have our own peculiar challenges.

“We are trying to level up; we are trying to be at least a step ahead of them, and the most disturbing trend now is the issue of ritual killings, which by its nature is never done in the open except through credible intelligence before the act is committed,” he said.

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