Suspected cultists ambushed a member of Musiliu Akinsanya, MC Oluomo’s led Parks Management Committee, in Owode area of Mile 12, Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial city on Sunday, August 28, and hacked him to death.
This online news platform understands that the deceased, identified as Onaopemipo Lawal, popularly known as Ariku, was on a motorbike when three suspected cultists stopped the bike and attacked him.
From the video of the attack, the assailants were seen hitting him with dangerous weapons such as scissors, sticks, and knives until he was motionless. A report had it that they also shot him and abandoned him in the pool of his blood to die.
On the other hand, eyewitnesses had it that while the attack on Ariku was ongoing, two other members of the gang were on the look out to wade off any intruder. When news of the attack reached Ariku’s members at Mile 12, they s tormed the scene and rushed him to the hospital, where he was confirmed dead.
Ariku’s death sparked protest as his aggrieved friends took to the streets protesting, causing panic around Mile 12, as text messages alerting Lagosians on the incident and warning them to avoid Mile 12 went viral.
Contacted, Akinsaya’s media aide, Buhari Jimoh, confirmed that late Lawal was their member, stating that he could have been killed by those who suspected he was always reporting their criminal activities to the Police.
On his part, Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Benjamin Hudenyin, said policemen were deployed to the area to avoid any likely breakdown of law and order.
Meanwhile, it was gathered that at 7.30 pm on Sunday, August 28, some police patrol vehicles were mounted at strategic points in the area.
Watch the moment MC Oluomo Loyalist Ariku was killed in Mile 12
chairman of the lagos park ,mile 12 (NURTW) ARIKU has been killed. pic.twitter.com/jGJPXueuzX