Badagry cult clash claims 1 life, says Nigerian Police
Charles Nwoke, Lagos, Nigeria
January 13, 2021
Update created on January 12.
The Nigerian Police in Badagry, Lagos State, on Tuesday confirmed the death of a man alleged to have been gruesomely murdered during a crisis between rival cult groups.
The Divisional Police Officer in Badagry Police Station, Gbesu Peters, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the deceased corpse had been deposited at the Badagry General Hospital’s Morgue.
The DPO said the investigation was underway to ascertain the brain behind the killing, adding that efforts were on to arrest those who has hand in the unfortunate incident.
Peters said, “The police got information about a corpse along Aradagun Badagry road today and we went to pick it up.
“It was established that the victim died as a result of machete cuts in his body and we have deposited the corpse at the General Hospital morgue in Badagry.
“We are yet to know if it is due to the clash between cult groups or commercial motorcyclists known as Okada riders.
“We have started an investigation to establish the motive behind the killing,” he added.
Witnesses in the area simply identified the victim as one Samuel Fiyon.
“On Jan. 11, at about 2:00 am, at Gbethrome Community in Badagry West Local Council Development Area (LCDA), there was a clash between Eiye and Aiye confraternities,’’ they said.
The eyewitnesses claimed that the victim was tracked to an undisclosed hotel before he was monstrously ambushed.
“Fiyon, who managed to escape, was later pursued and macheted by the roadside at about 5:00 am, around Aradagun area, Badagry,” stated the eyewitness.
“As at the morning hours of Tuesday, he was found struggling in his pool of blood.
“The residents picked him up and were taken to Salvation Army Hospital, but eventually he gave up the ghost before reaching the hospital.
“The residents brought his corpse back and alerted the security operatives on the incident.”