Armed men suspected to be cult members have hacked to death an official of the Lagos Neighbourhood Safety Corps (LNSC). It was learnt that the victim, Mr. Moshood Bolaji, was returning from work about 9:30p.m. on Wednesday when he decided to watch the football match between Manchester United and Sevilla at Umunede Bar, Mallam Isah Close, Aguda, Surulere.
The deceased, said to be a fan of Manchester United, was in the bar when a fight broke out between cultists and a man. The late Bolaji was said to have stood up from where he was sitting to persuade both parties, when one of the cultists slapped him for daring to intervene in what was not his business. A police source said before the deceased knew what was happening, the cult members had pounced on him and stabbed him in the neck. He was rushed to the hospital but died on the way.
The source added that after the attack, the viewing centre was immediately deserted but the matter was reported at Bode Thomas Police Station.
Meanwhile, the state Commissioner of Police, Imohimi Edgal, who paid a condolence visit to the victim’s office and family yesterday, ordered the Anti-Kidnapping and Special Anti-Robbery Squad units to fish out Bolaji’s killers. In his message to the bereaved family, Edgal said the command shared in their grief. The commissioner also assured them that the command would leave no stone unturned to unravel Bolaji’s killers.