Residents of Surulere Estate, Alagbado, Lagos live in fear after cult members invaded the area hacking a prince and two others to death. In what could be described as a supremacy battle in the area between Aiye and Eiye confraternity, eye witness account said the group that invaded the area last Tuesday night sang in celebration after hacking to death a young man, identified as the son of one traditional ruler in the neighbouring town. Two persons were said to have been killed in the same area earlier.
The clash, which was said to have begun last Sunday, lasted through Wednesday, leaving three persons dead and several others injured.
A resident, who pleaded anonymity for fear of being attacked, narrated: “At about 10:30pm, there
were gunshots and we (landlords) came out. We heard the young man received a call and dashed out at that night to buy airtime. We heard that his guardian pleaded it was late but he insisted going out to get airtime saying the call was important. But unknown to him, the cultists ambushed him and shot at him twice.
“We heard the gun shots did not penetrate and he ran. But his assailants gave him a hot chase and hacked him severally on the head. We were told that his killers also broke the window of the house where they caught up with their opponent, warning the occupant: “We have not come for you, don’t ever attempt to call the police.”
We also heard that they celebrated the killing of the young man, singing: Uso uso, uso! ….‘Muso, muso, muso. ….hey!! muso, muso, muso! ….hey!!! He was wearing a charm round his waist which perhaps prevented the gunshot from penetrating.”
Lagos State Police Command and Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Dolapo Badmus, in a text message, said: “On 21/9/16, at about 7:30pm, information received from AIT Road, Alagbado indicated that two cult members engaged in a physical fight that led to their deaths. A team of police men from Alagbado has taken the corpses to hospital for autopsy while the command is investigation the occurrence.”