Six members of a deadly cult group has been arrested by the police for invading a hospital in Uzabba, Edo State and killing a patient, Ifidon Victor Akhigbe, who survived earlier attack from the gang members.
The suspects identified as Alabi Lucky, Josiah Okon, Agbodion Anthony, Agbodion Victor, Godwin Aikhonria and Edukpe Ebohon all from Owan West in Edo State, were arrested by operatives of the Inspector-General of Police Intelligence Response Team (IRT) under the leadership of DCP Olatunji Disu.
The gang also reportedly attempted to kill an elder brother to the deceased identified as Akhigbe Sunday.
According to the police, the suspects had on January 7, 2022, invaded the home of the deceased and attacked him with dangerous weapons, including guns, machetes and axes.
“The victim, who was left in the pool of his blood was rushed to Idonije Hospital, Uzabba for medical attention but brazenly, the hoodlums traced the hospital, overpowered the security men and nurses on duty and macheted the victim to death.
“Furthermore on the 24th of March 2022, after the above incident, one of the cultists named Godwin also attacked the elder brother of the deceased Victor and macheted him three times in the stomach, thereby severely injuring him,”
The elder brother of the deceased said he was returning from a festival in their village in Edo State when Godwin trailed him and attempted to kill him.
Sunday also stated that the attack occurred less than three days after he returned from Abuja where he had gone to the police to seek justice for the death of his younger brother.
One of the suspects, Josiah Okon in his confessional statement to the police, admitted that his gang was responsible for the death of Victor, but claimed that there was a clash between his gang and that of the deceased over an MP3 player.
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