Cultists have killed an alleged member of a rival cult group at Iya Agan Street on Old Apapa Road in the Ebute-Meta area of Lagos State. The victim known as Dada, aka Ratio was felled by a cutlass after gunshots fired by the attackers failed to affect him. The gunmen also told other residents of the area not to panic as they only came for Dada.
While narrating the incident, one of the residents who gave her name as Abimbola said:
“Those hoodlums had come on Tuesday to attack a shop owner and collected his phones and money. So, when we saw them again on Friday, we were afraid. But they said they knew the person they were looking for.
“Minutes later, they found Dada and started shooting at him. There was a man who came to repair his car at a mechanic workshop at that time, he left his car and climbed a fence in fear. But the hoodlums continued to assure people around the scene that they should not run.
“ I do not know the deceased’s family members, but he was usually seen with the Fagabayimu Boys. When we told the man on the fence that the hoodlums had gone and he should come down, he refused.”
The leader of the vigilante group in the street Mr. Ishola Agbodemu, hinted that one of the assailants has been apprehended:
“The hoodlums wanted to start reprisals in our area, but we brought out vigilance group members to apprehend them. On Saturday, one of the suspects, Ayo, was caught with weapons. They were actually three, but we caught one of them.
“He is at the SDCI, and the police are interrogating him.”