Police Arrest Two as Cult Clash Claims Teenager in Lagos


By Chiemelie Ezeobi

A cult clash between two opposing rival factions operating at Izeagwu and Kehinde Streets in the Ajegunle area of Lagos at the weekend claimed the life of a teenager, one Endurance Augustine.

Although the police responded to the distress call and arrested two members of the cult groups, the rampaging gang had unleashed mayhem in the area before they arrived.

Confirming the arrest, the State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Dolapo Badmos, said efforts are on to apprehend the other fleeing cult members.

She said, “The command received a distress call that some rival cult groups of Kehinde and Izeagwu streets in Ajegunle, were engaging themselves in a street fight.

“The command’s operatives from Ajegunle mobilised to the scene and on sighting the police, they took to their heels.

“However, one Endurance Augustine, aged 18-years, was discovered dead. His corpse has been removed and deposited at Ajeromi General Hospital morgue for autopsy.

“Meanwhile, two suspects were arrested on the spot, while effort is on to apprehend other fleeing suspects.”

In another development, one Sukanmi Mashed, weekend, attempted to murder
13-year-old Moji Ayegbogbon, at the Ajegunle area of Ikorodu.

The suspect, who has since fled, was said to have shot the victim in her right armpit, in a yet to be determined circumstance.

More details later