Lagos State Police operatives have nabbed two suspects identified as Saheed Lateef and Julius Augulere, for their alleged involvement in the cult clash that saw five people losing their lives in Alasiya in the Abraham Adesanya area of the Eti-Osa Local Government Area of Lagos state on Sunday, April 14th.
The Lagos state Police Public Relations Officer identified asBala Elkana, confirmed the arrest of Lateef and Augulere in a statement, stressing further that an axe with bloodstains was recovered from the suspects where they reside on No. 13 Obodo Street Okeiranla, Langbasa, Ajah in Lagos state.
In addition, Bala Elkana also said that the two suspects had confessed to the crime, further including that the four corpses recovered had machete cuts and had been deposited in a public mortuary for autopsy.
Bala Elkana said:
“On Sunday, April 14, 2019, around 8.45am, the Ogombo Police Station received a distress call that rival cults engaged in a supremacy clash along Abraham Adesanya, Lekki-Epe Expressway and four members of the Eiye Confraternity were killed by the Aiye Confraternity members.
“Two suspects, Saheed Lateef, 21, and Julius Augulere, 20, both of No. 13 Obodo Street Okeiranla, Langbasa, Ajah, Lagos and members of the Aiye Confraternity were arrested in connection with the case and they confessed to the crime.
“One axe with blood stains was recovered from the suspects. The four corpses were evacuated and deposited in a public mortuary for autopsy. All the corpses had machete cuts, with one of the corpses’ head severed but not taken away. Investigation is ongoing. The command has launched a manhunt of the other fleeing cult members.”