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Suspected cultists attack middle-aged man in Osogbo

By Timothy Agbor, Osogbo
20 July 2022   |   2:48 am
Some young boys suspected to be cultists, yesterday, attacked a middle-aged man with cutlasses and axes in Osogbo, capital of Osun State.

[FILES] Osogbo

Some young boys suspected to be cultists, yesterday, attacked a middle-aged man with cutlasses and axes in Osogbo, capital of Osun State.

 
The hoodlums were said to have given the victim, identified as Jare, a hot chase from Costain Area to Bolorunduro community of Oke-Baale, Osogbo, at about 1:45 p.m. before he was attacked.
 
Eyewitnesses said Jare, who was pursued by the hoodlums, was screaming ‘help me’ while running within the street.
 
The victim, who was wearing blue-coloured shorts without a shirt, was said to have been accosted up along a bush path in the area and dealt machete cuts, while the three gang hoodlums smashed a brick on him.
 
“ I suddenly saw the guy (Jare) running and screaming for help and a few seconds after he passed my house, I saw three boys chasing him with cutlasses and axes.
 
“Later, we discovered that the young man had been caught. We saw machete cuts all over his body and broken bricks that were apparently smashed on him.
 
“I suspect they are cultists that attacked the man. The man didn’t die because he told us his name was Jare and asked us to assist in calling his mother on the phone.
 
“After telling them his mother’s phone number, one of the residents of the area phoned and informed him of her son’s condition. Later, his family came to the area to take him to the hospital.
 
“Some of the community members reported the matter to Oke-Baale Police Division, but the police said they don’t have a vehicle to take the victim to the hospital.

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