One dies as cultists clash again in Ikorodu

Another bloody clash between the Aiye and Eiye Confraternities on Thursday in Baiyeku area of Igbogbo in Ikorodu, Lagos State, left one person dead.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Bala Elkana, who confirmed the incident, told NAN that the clash was due to leadership tussle among the groups.

He said the police responded immediately and arrested two suspects, saying an investigation was ongoing.

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Narrating how the incident happened, Chief Saheed Aleje, Baale of Baiyeku, said the deceased, identified as James Onogu, 39, was shot around 8p.m. at Baiyeku, on Wednesday, after returning from work.

According to the Baale, the deceased, a driver, was killed at his residence by some cultists and the corpse was deposited at an unknown place.

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“The deceased was trailed and killed in his house by cult members. Most of those boys came from neighbouring communities like Agunfoye and Macaulay area in Igbogbo-Baiyeku.

” After a series of investigations, the body was discovered and we immediately alerted the police for necessary action.

“Recently, some cult members came to our community with motorcycles and started shooting into the air to scare people, sometimes they rob people of their belongings,” the chief said.

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