Suspected cultists, Black Axe Confraternity, popularly called Aiye after killing a 35-year-old man, Yemi, aka Topia on June 14, reportedly dumped his body on the Olopo Meji, Oworonshoki Expressway leaving the body to be crushed many times by on-coming vehicles.
Scene of the incident
The deceased a resident of Oworonshoki area of Lagos State, according to a resident, Michael Oladipupo, said the victim was the son of a landlord on Mabawonku Street.
Oladipupo who said the deceased was not killed by a hit and run driver but rather his killers dropped him on the road to cover their tracks said: “I was called this morning (Saturday) around 9am and told that there was a corpse on the road. I came here and saw his body on the expressway. But as we traced its movement, we discovered that he was dragged to the expressway from a spot close to the Oworonshoki Bridge.
“After killing him, they dumped him on the road so that the scene would look like an accident. Vehicles and heavy-duty trucks passing by have torn his body into pieces so that people will not be able to identify him.”
The deceased it was learnt from sources who craved anonymity that the victim, who was a driver, was lured out of his room in the night and bundled into an iron cart, on which he was wheeled to the point of the murder.
A source said, “It was the Aiye members that killed him. Yemi is not a cultist, but he had friends who were Eiye members. “Because there was a fight between the two cult groups, Yemi was mistaken for a member and targeted.
“They first inflicted machete wounds on him, but when it appeared he was not completely dead, they dragged him to the expressway for oncoming vehicles to finish what they started.”
The family of the deceased has been thrown into mourning following his brutal killing.
Meanwhile, according to Punch, a family member who was overheard speaking on the phone near the site of the incident said: “They have killed him. He called me few days ago on the telephone that somebody came to his house with his boys and threatened to kill him if he does not pay the money he owed him.”
When approached for comment, she said, “He was sleeping in his room when they cunningly drew him out.”
It was learnt from a police source in the Oworonsoki Police Station that the State Environmental Health Monitoring Unit had been informed of the development to evacuate the corpse from the road.
The Police Public Relations Officer, Lagos State Command, Ngozi Braide who confirmed the incident said: “Yes, the incident happened. I will confirm to you later whether suspects had been arrested or not.”
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