CULTISM: Four Killed, 74 Arrested in Lagos Cult Clashes
Four persons reportedly died in clashes between two rival cults in the Odogunyan area of Ikorodu and Itire in Lagos State on Friday and Saturday. A tricycle rider was said to have been hit in the arms by bullets from the hoodlums. A source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said she did not know what triggered the clash between members of the Aiye and Eiye confraternities, but noted that the area was under siege for the period the clash lasted.
About 74 of the cult members have been arrested and are being detained at the Sagamu Road Police Station, Ikorodu, since the crisis started. A police source told me that the operation is continuing as many of the cult members are being picked up daily. The operation is being carried out by the police and the Onyabo local vigilante group. Since the crisis started, about 14 persons have been killed. But those killed on Friday were three.
Three vehicles that were parked by the roadside were also burnt. Ten suspects were arrested in connection with the incident. Security has been beefed up in the affected area. Investigation is on-going and the suspects will be charged. In another development, a pastor, David Daniel, has been arrested for sexually assaulting a woman under the pretext of delivering her from spiritual problems in the Ejigbo area of the state.
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