Cultists kill policeman in Lagos

Cultists kill policeman in Lagos

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A group of Cultists have murdered a policeman near Benson bus-stop area of Ikorodu, Lagos State.

Sergeant Saheed Osiefa who served at Sagamu road Division, Ikorodu, Lagos was attacked and murdered in the line of duty while trying to arrest of the hoodlums.

The sad incident which occurred at about 3pm on Tuesday has thrown residents of the area into fear.

A resident of the area told The Vanguard that Osiefa responded to a distressed call from unknown caller when he was shot dead while unarmed Civilian was also injured in the attack.

The outlet said that the neighbour, a businessman gave out a commercial motorcycle on hire purchase to a rider thinking that this will yield good profit at the end of the day, unknown to him that the rider was a cultist. Alas! the rider turned the table against his benefactor.

He was said to have defaulted for two weeks and after several warnings, the neighbour sought advice from the Sergeant and was asked to be on the lookout for him.

“As luck will have it, he was sighted around Benson bus-stop using the commercial motorcycle for commercial activities and this angered the businessman who tried to seize the motorcycle but the rider struggled with him and this almost resulted in a scuffle.

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“Immediately, the neighbour alerted Saheed who was rounding off the day’s shift at that time and was in the station to submit his tools.

“So, he requested that the matter be officially handled by reporting it at the station but due to persistent calls from the neighbour, he left what he was doing and headed for Benson bus-stop but before his arrival, the rider had gained upper hand after mobilized his group members to free him and the motorcycle.

On arrival, the Sergeant and his friend combed everywhere in search for the suspects all to no avail but on their way to the station.

“They ran into the cultists and before they knew what was happening, one of them known as Adamu fired some shots at both friends and Saheed died ot the spot while the neghbour sustained gunshots and is being hospitalized”, according to the outlet.

Sources said Adamu’s mother resides at First gate inwards Odogunyan while Adamu is in charge of park activities in the area.

The suspect had been arrested in the past by the police for a venous crime, but he was released.

Lagos State Public Relations Officer Elkana Bala is yet to speak on the incident.

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