A 45-year-old suspected cultist identified as Tajudeen Rabiu has been killed by members of a rival gang in Osogbo capital of Osun state on Friday.

The Nation gathered that Rabiu who is popularly known as Spiner was killed close to his wife’s shop at Oke-Ijetu, Ilesa-Garage area around 12:40 pm after some members of a rival cultist shot him in the right side of the chest and neck.

It was learnt that Rabiu who was a close ally of the Chairman of the Osogbo branch of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), Kazeem Oyewale popularly called ‘Asiri Eniba’ was killed a few days after his wife was delivered of a baby.

An eyewitness said: “Rabiu was shot at the chest but attempted to run with the bullet. He was chased. And shot again behind his neck. He fell very close to a mosque inside the garage.”

The spokesperson of Osun State Police Command, Yemisi Opalola, confirmed the incident to our correspondent.