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In Lagos Cultist arrested after slitting man's throat

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The apprehended cultist, Lekan Olusho play

The apprehended cultist, Lekan Olusho

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According to Vanguard, Meshack was murdered while staying with a friend at Ago-Owu in Bariga, Lagos state.

A suspected cultist, Biodun Olayide, has been arrested alongside some members of his cult group for allegedly killing one Meshack Ekpeyong, at Ago-Owu street in Bariga on July 25th.

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According to Vanguard, Meshack was murdered while staying with a friend at Ago-Owu in Bariga, Lagos state.

Narrating what happened, the wife of the victim, Kubirat, said:

'At about 8pm on July 25, 2015, I received a call from a man who identified himself as Lekan Olusho, that my husband has been killed and that I should go and pick his corpse. That was simply how I received the news of the death of my husband. I don’t know anybody called Lekan Olusho. I don’t even know the particular house in Ago-Owu area where he was staying with his friend.

My husband works with a private security company in Ogun state. It was Lekan and his gang of cultists that murdered him. All I want is justice. Those involved in the murder of my husband should not go free,'she said

The police was immediately contacted and investigations into the matter commenced.

Officers of the State Criminal and Investigations Department, SCID, Panti, Yaba, Lagos, arrested nine suspected cultists in connection with the victim’s death.

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Among the suspects were: Taye Ajayi, 20; Biodun Olaide, 25; Aliu Adisa, 26; Sunday Nwukuliye, 27; Micheal Odubamise, 22; Abu Mohammed, 14; Adetayo Adeboye, 24; Basiru Rewane, 20; and Ayomide Surulere.

The police also recovered a cutlass and two charms from the suspects.

When interrogated, one of the suspects, Taye Ajayi denied killing Meshack but said it was Lekan Olusho, the man who called the victim's wife that was responsible for the murder.

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