Wednesday, 8 July 2015

Cultists rob Lagos residents, hack 24-year-old to death

Suspected cult members have invaded Iya Agan
Street, Off Old Apapa Road, in the Oyingbo area
of Lagos, dispossessing some people of their
valuables and causing grief.
We learnt that a 24-year-old, Fatai
Suleiman, was hacked to death by the cultists
during the robbery.
Our correspondent gathered that at about 4pm
on Sunday, the cultists, who were said to be
over 20 persons, invaded the area, and started
shooting sporadically.
It was learnt that the cult groups, which invaded
the area, were Omo Kogbagidi and Otto boys ,
who reportedly came on a reprisal to attack
Olokodana Fagbayimu boys.
They were said to have used the supremacy
battle as an opportunity to loot houses, shops
and robbed residents.
Our correspondent learnt that Suleiman, whose
body had been deposited at a morgue in Yaba,
was hacked by the cultists, who reportedly
stayed with him till he died at the spot.
His corpse was reportedly evacuated by
policemen from the Iponri division.
Speaking with a correspondent  , a resident of Iya
Agan Street, who gave his name simply as
Omole, said a man was also shot in the eyes
during the robbery.
He added that the hoodlums, who allegedly got
their guns during the elections, had failed to
return them to their political sponsors and were
now fomenting trouble with the weapons.
He said, “On Friday, the Special Anti-Robbery
Squad men from Ikeja visited the Apapa Road
area, and arrested many of these boys.
“But we know that they will soon be bailed by
politicians and will soon return to the area.
“When they invaded our area on Sunday, it was
in the afternoon. They saw Fatai (Suleiman) in
front of a house and attacked him with
machetes. They hacked him until he was dead. A
man was shot in the eyes during the robbery. A
lot of residents are packing out of Old Apapa
Road. These cult boys are having a field day.

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