An incident that could be referred to as barbaric played out in Ikorodu, Lagos state this weekend as cultists attacked and killed a tailor, then proceeded to stone him.
Mr Segun Showemimo, the man that was killed was a father of two. He was killed in his shop at Itunla, Lemo compound, Ikorodu on Saturday, October 16 afternoon.
The cultists numbering about four, were all dressed in black clothes and blue berets. According to the Punch, the cultists stormed the area on two motorcycles and started shooting into the air to scare the citizens of the community.
A man identified as Morufu who is a brother of the deceased man, said that the cult members stoned the body after they shot him dead.
Morufu explained: “My room window is close to my late brother’s shop. What surprised me most was that after they shot him on the chest and in the head, on their way out of his shop, they brought out stones from the polythene bags they were carrying and started stoning his remains.
“They also danced round the body before they left. We were helpless.
“Nobody could confront them because we were not armed, but they were fully armed with locally made pistols. What led to his killing is what I don’t understand because he was an easy going person.”
Dolapo Badmus, the police spokesperson, confirmed the killing on Monday, October 17, saying policemen from Igbogbo Division had removed the deceased body.
He also revealed that investigations were ongoing and that saying: “All perpetrators will be made to face the law.”
Meanwhile, on October 4, butchers popularly called ‘eleran’ who use the Alayabiaga market in the Ajegunle area of Lagos clashed with suspected cultists from the same area, resulting in the death of one cultist and one butcher.
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