One dies, several injured in Lagos cult clash over girlfriend

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BY ESTHER  ONYEGBULA

LAGOS — A 33-year-old man has been killed during a feud between two cult groups around Iba new site.

Trouble, as gathered, started on Monday, April 14, at about 8pm, between two cult groups from Aratomi and Chemist, after a cult member  from Aratomi reportedly snatched a female lover from a member of the other group.

This unfortunately led to a battle that lasted several hours resulting in the death of a man simply identified as Hamburger, while several others were injured.

Vanguard gathered at the scene of the incident that for the timely intervention of policemen from the Ojo Police division it would have degenerated.

One of the victims, who was attacked with machete and an axe on his head and body, was rushed to the Igando General Hospital where he died yesterday from loss of blood.

According to a police source, who preferred annonimity, “already, 11 suspects have been arrested in connection with the killing and have been taken to Panti.”

Account of victim’s brother

According to the victim’s brother; “My younger brother was returning from work on Monday when he was attacked. There were deep cuts on his head, spinal cord and legs. We took him to the hospital where he died.

“He is my younger brother, he is not a cultist, he spent 10 years with me as an apprentice learning tiling and recently he had his freedom.”

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