The Lagos State Police Command Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Bala Elkana has confirmed the arrest of two suspects allegedly involved in the cult clash that left five persons dead in Alasiya in the Abraham Adesanya area of the Eti-Osa Local Government Area of the state.
Elkana identified the suspects as Saheed Lateef and Julius Augulere.
While confirming the victims’ arrest, Elkana said an axe with bloodstains was recovered from the suspects at their place of residence on No. 13 Obodo Street Okeiranla, Langbasa, Ajah, Lagos.hile
He stated that the suspects had confessed to the crime, adding that the four corpses recovered had machete cuts and had been deposited in a public mortuary for autopsy.
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.”