Jakande Market, Ketu area of Lagos State has been invaded by hoodlums, believed to be cult members, killing two persons and putting everyone in panic.
It was gathered that the cult members hacked to death one bus conductor, identified as Kamarudeen Jeje, while another person, Musa Ishola, was killed in a similar fashion in Olasupo Street, Alapere, Ketu.
News further has it that police officers from the Ketu division and Area H Command, Ogudu, later raided the market and arrested and detained 15 suspects for the killings.
A police report from Ketu division reads, ‘Information was received that a group of hoodlums came out into Jakande Market, Ketu and attacked a bus conductor who was by name, Kamarudeen Jeje. They gave him machete cuts that led to his death.
‘On receipt of this information, policemen moved to the scene, evacuated the corpse and raided the market and its environs, leading to the arrest of 15 suspects. An investigation is ongoing.’
Another police report from Alapere division, confirmed the murder of Ishola by the cult members.
The victim, 23-year-old, was dismembered by machetes and the murder spread panic around the area, making residents and traders desert the whole environment.
‘One Musa Ishola of Olasupo Street was murdered by suspected cultists. He was aged 23 years old. He was cut with machetes and died. The police patrol team went to the scene, and the whole area has been deserted. The corpse was deposited at the General hospital mortuary, Ikorodu for an autopsy.’
Apart from the Ketu area, the report has shown that cult-related activities have also intensified in Ikorodu, Oworonshoki, Ojota, Fadeyi, Ojo and Alaba areas of the state with many killings in recent times.
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