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Thursday, 8 June 2017

Police Arrests Cultist For Drowning Rival In Lagos Lagoon, 2 Others On The Run

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The Lagos state command of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) has arrested 27-year-old Ahmed Suleiman, suspected of acting in concert with 2 others to drown a member of a rival cult in the lagoon.

Suleiman and the other suspects now on the run were believed to have trailed the deceased to Lagos from their base in Ilorin, Kwara state.



Eyewitnesses said the 3-man gang accosted their target along the Carter Bridge, Ebute-Ero in Lagos at about 11:30 a.m. on Monday and walked with him to an end of the bridge before tying his hands to his back and throwing him into the lagoon.Passengers on a yellow commercial bus, popularly called Danfo, who saw the victim being hauled off towards the edge of the bridge raised the alarm but the suspects acted swiftly and fled the scene.

A member of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) in the area, Nurudeen Olalekan, said a transport worker close to the scene pursued the suspects but was only able to apprehend Suleiman.

Olalekan said, “One of our members went after them. One of them crossed to the other side of the road and escaped. He pushed the two others to the ground, but before we got to the scene, one had escaped.

“He told us he avenged his son’s death. He later said that the three of them were cult members and based in Ilorin with the victim. He said the victim was a member of a rival gang and that they all left Ilorin because of cult clashes.”

The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Olarinde Famous-Cole, told newsmen that the police had launched a manhunt for other fleeing suspects. According to the Punch, the police was also still making efforts to recover the body as at Wednesday afternoon.

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