Tuesday, 26 March 2013
North American University Student Killed by Cultists in Lagos
A 26-year-old student, Adeolu Otenaike, of the North American University in Cotonou, Republic of Benin, has reportedly been murdered in Lagos by suspected cultists in Surulere on March 20.
The victim, a 400 level student, was said to have visited Nigeria in company with five classmates from the university on March 18, to “wash” Otenaike’s new car but their adventure ended in Otenaike being murdered.
Reports say Otenaike and his friends had earlier that day visited the Arena Restaurant along Ikorodu Road and later drove to the Empire Bar at Surulere, where a gang of cultists allegedly murdered him.
According to Ladi Bada, one of Otenaike’s friends who was with him the night he was killed:
“When we got to Empire Bar, Adeolu was accosted by one Taiye, also known as Sogbe, a cultist. Two years ago, he had a quarrel with Adeolu. That was how Sogbe grabbed Adeolu while other cultists with Taiye – Bayano, Kaka, Small bobo, Igimuand and others – beat Adeolu and his friends mercilessly.
One Alowonle, the chairman of the Tricycle Riders Association at the Empire area, then, had told Taiye and his members not to kill Adeolu at the spot but that they should take him outside where he was shot both on the head and neck.”
“The incident happened at about 12 midnight and has been reported to Divisional Police Officer at the Alakara Division.