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Friday, 12 May 2017

Notorious Cultists Kill One Person While Fighting Over a Girl in Lagos State (Photo)

One of the RRS officers attacked by hoodlums
Some notorious cultists have killed a man while injuring many others during a brutal cult war in Lagos State. One person was killed and many others, including a policeman, were injured in a gang war in Iyana-Ipaja on Wednesday, according to The Nation.
The sad incident took place at Abule-Oki, Iyana-Ipaja, was over a girl.
It was gathered that youths from two streets engaged in a free-for-all on Tuesday, following the harassment of the Iyana-Ipaja girl by suspected cultists at a party in Elere, Agege.
The girl reported to youths of her area, who went on a reprisal. They were said to have thrown bottles across the road, obstructing traffic until the arrival of policemen.
The fighting resumed on Wednesday during which a young man was killed. An RRS officer was wounded on the head when the warring youths smashed the rear windshield of his patrol car.
An eyewitness said: “Their movement on the old Abeokuta expressway created huge panic as passersby ran for their lives.”
Yesterday, police Commissioner Fatai Owoseni told reporters at the Command’s Headquarters, Ikeja that the body was recovered.
He said: “The command received a distress call around 11pm on Tuesday that some youths were engaging themselves in a free-for-all. One person died in the clash while eight others were arrested.”
But RRS, in a statement, said 20 were arrested. According to Owoseni, “preliminary investigation conducted by the police revealed that a lady who resides at Iyana-Ipaja area had attended a party at Elere. While at the party, she was attacked by some youths in the area. When she got back to her base at Iyana-Ipaja she recounted her ordeal to those in her area who immediately embarked on a reprisal attack.

“As at 2am yesterday when the situation was brought under control, a body was recovered. This brings to question the moral of those involved in the fracas. The command will soon hold meeting with stakeholders and leaders of political parties in the area ahead of the Local Government election on the need to have a free and fair election that is without fracas. We have done it before and we promise to do it again. Anybody or group of persons arrested for actions likely to cause a breach in the peace will face the law.”
In its statement yesterday, RRS said over 100 youths set up bonfire on the Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway, halting vehicular traffic on both sides of the road.

“The officers were pushing back the youths into the inner streets of Abule Oki when the youths pelted the police with stones and broken bottles which smashed the head of an officer and the rear windshield of one of our operational vehicles, a Toyota Corolla marked RRS 041 LA.  While the RRS officer was taken to the hospital, those arrested have been transferred to Area Command,” the statement said.

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