A fight between rival cult members over a woman has led to three deaths in Osun.
Three people have reportedly lost their lives in a fight that escalated in Oshogbo, the capital of Osun State, after some suspected cultists went on the rampage over a girlfriend belonging to one of their leaders.
It was gathered that the fight which started in a drinking palour when two rival cult members attacked themselves over a girl, escalated into the town as they sought out their perceived rivals and unleashed mayhem on them.
As the story goes, the girl in question was said to be in love with a member of a cult group who had invited her to meet him at the drinking place and while there, another of her boyfriends belonging to another cult group saw her with another man and went to confront the intruder.
Unknown to him, his rival had his men around and they ganged up to give the beating of his life.
When he managed to escape, the man ran to his group and they mobilized and went to attack the other group.
They later shifted the battlefield to Sabo area of the town where one of them was killed. An eyewitness reported that after managing to escape, the man went to two neighbouring higher institutions to recruit more hands for the fight.