CityNews Nigeria reports that Lagos State Police Command, Badagry division said it has commenced an investigation into the killing of a young man whose corpse was found around Aradagun Badagry road earlier.
The police operatives on Tuesday, January 12 discovered a body of an individual alleged to have been killed during a clash between rival cult groups in the state.
Speaking to newsmen on the sad development, Mr Gbesu Peters, the Divisional Police Officer in Badagry, said the corpse of the victim had been deposited at the Badagry General Hospital’s Mortuary.
Peters, however, noted that the command has commenced an investigation to ascertain the motive behind the killing, adding that efforts were put in place to also apprehend perpetrators of the devilish act.
He said: “The police got information about a corpse along Aradagun Badagry road today and we went to pick it up.
“It was established that the victim died as a result of machete cuts in his body and we have deposited the corpse at the General Hospital morgue in Badagry.
“We are yet to know if it is due to the clash between cult groups or commercial motorcyclists known as Okada riders.
“We have started an investigation to establish the motive behind the killing,” he added.
Reacting to the incident, residents who claimed to have witnessed the event identified the victim as Samuel Fiyon.
“On Jan. 11, at about 2 a.m., at Gbethrome Community in Badagry West Local Council Development Area, there was a clash between Eiye and Aiye confraternities,’’ they said.
The witnesses claimed that the victim was trailed to an undisclosed hotel before he was fatally attacked.
“Fiyon, who managed to escape, was later pursued and macheted by the roadside at about 5 a.m., around Aradagun area, Badagry.
“As of the morning hours of Tuesday, he was found struggling in the pool of his blood.
“The residents took him to Salvation Army Hospital, but eventually he gave up the ghost before reaching the hospital.
“The residents brought his corpse back and alerted the security operatives on the incident,” the witnesses added.