High Rate Of Ritual Killings In Ogun Disturbing...CP Alamutu


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 in 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.

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 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.


Chris Kehinde Nwandu is the Editor In Chief of CKNNEWS || He is a Law graduate and an Alumnus of Lagos State University, Lead City University Ibadan and Nigerian Institute Of Journalism || With over 2 decades practice in Journalism, PR and Advertising, he is a member of several Professional bodies within and outside Nigeria || Member: Institute Of Chartered Arbitrators ( UK ) || Member : Institute of Chartered Mediators And Conciliation || Member : Nigerian Institute Of Public Relations || Member : Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria || Fellow : Institute of Personality Development And Customer Relationship Management || Member and Chairman Board Of Trustees: Guild Of Professional Bloggers of Nigeria

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