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Suspected cult members kill one, rob scores in Ajegunle

By Odita Sunday
08 July 2016   |   2:28 am
There was pandemonium at Ajegunle, in Ajeromi/ Ifelodun Local Council of Lagos State on Wednesday night, when some rival cult groups engaged themselves in a free-for-all, killing one person.
Dolapo Badmos

Dolapo Badmos

There was pandemonium at Ajegunle, in Ajeromi/ Ifelodun Local Council of Lagos State on Wednesday night, when some rival cult groups engaged themselves in a free-for-all, killing one person.

The hoodlums were alleged to have attacked themselves at Ojo Road area, killing a man and robbing several residents of their valuables, including cash and mobile phones.

It was gathered that some of the victims were returning home from where they went to celebrate the Muslim’s festival of Eid-El-Fitr when these suspected cult members attacked them.

An eyewitness disclosed that a man was returning home from work to celebrate Eid-El-Fitr with his family when the hoodlums attacked him at Ojo Road around 10.00p.m., killing him instantly.

Another witness, who identified himself as Emiloju Masorire, said the victims were attacking anybody on sight on the road.

Masorire said: “Residents are not serious. Those living in the area are fathers and mothers of these suspected criminals and cult members.

“Nigerians must wake up now to tackle this menace. There’s nothing we can do than to take serious interest in our country. We are not Americans or Europeans or Arabians. Nigerians arise and stop this nonsense,” he pleaded.

It was gathered that the hoodlums robbed and dispossessed dozens of people of their belongings.

The source said many people wept as they were dispossessed of their valuables, jewelry and cash.

One of the female victims, Angela John, who was dispossessed of her cash, said: “The hoodlums took N120,000 and two mobile phones from me. There was nothing I could do than to surrender the phones to one of them. Police should help us curb the menace of robbers, who usually use their motorcycles to steal.”

John said these hoodlums were at Ojo Road and Okoya Street, fighting, injuring people and robbing before policemen from Ajegunle Police Station arrived the scene.

They had escaped on hearing the sound of police siren. The Divisional Police Officer (DPO) of Ajegunle Police Station, Aminu Usman, was said to have left the station with a truckload of policemen, who chased the hoodlums.

John said when the suspected cult members saw the police patrol vehicles, they escaped from the scene.

Lagos State Police Command spokesperson, Dolapo Badmos said police were still after the hoodlums with a view of arresting and prosecuting them.

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