ByA leader of a notorious cult group in Okpanam community, near Asaba Delta State, identified as Frank Okie, has allegedly killed a member of his group.
It was gathered that the suspect hails from Umuomahe clan while the deceased (name withheld) was from Umuobodo, Okpanam community.
But the Police spokesman in the State, DSP Andrew Aniamaka, who confirmed the incident, disclosed that both parents of the suspect, and the deceased were cultists who had been involved in notorious cult related activities in the recent times, adding the victim was beaten mercilessly to death.
Sources said the victim was beaten after he had challenged the group leader, and was rushed to the Federal Medical Centre Asaba where he gave up the ghost few hours later.
According to a family source, the police allegedly collected N50,000 to destroy the case, but DSP Aniamaka disagreed, adding the suspect was arrested, and upon interrogation, confessed to the crime, saying that his biological father was a well-known member of a cult group before he died.
It would be recalled that the only brother of the deceased cultist and a notorious criminal died in Ogwashi-Uku Prison some time ago where he was awaiting trial for a case of stealing.