By Kunle Adedoyin
Clashes by rival cults’ members on Sunday left five people dead and some others injured at the Alasiya area in Abraham Adesanya Estate in the Eti-Osa Local Government Area of Lagos State.
Residents of the area said the clash started around midnight, adding that two of the five people killed beheaded just as they claimed to hearmultiple gunshots around as the clash lasted.
It was gathered that one victim was shot dead, another was slaughtered and the last one was butchered to death.
It was learnt that the police were able to recover four corpses because the family of one of the victims refused to release his remains.
“Around midnight, we heard gunshots. But when we came out this morning, we saw five corpses. The police evacuated four corpses but the last corpse was not released to them, because the family of the person who was killed prevented them from taking his corpse away.
“Two of the corpses that I saw were beheaded; another one was shot dead and his assailants slit his throat; another was slaughtered; and the last one was butchered. The corpses were dumped at different locations around the Alasiya bus stop.
“One dead body was by the road divider at General Paint; one was in front of the bus stop; another was in front of a school; one was not far from the Total filling station; while the last one was by the recycling area around the bus stop,” a resident said.
Bala Elkana, the state Police Public Relations Officer, said four corpses that were probably dumped in the area were recovered, adding that the command had commenced investigation into the matter.
“Four corpses were recovered from the scene of the incident and what we are suspecting is a cult supremacy fight. We have launched an investigation into the case,” Elkana said.