ARMED cultists, Tuesday night, went on rampage in Ovwian, Udu Local Government Area of Delta State, killing a man and setting ablaze a brothel, while several cars were destroyed.
According to a dependable source, the suspected cultists unleashed terror on Erite, using dangerous weapons, ranging from clubs to cutlasses.
Speaking to Vanguard on condition of anonymity, a police source said the assailants bathed Erite with acid after inflicting multiple cuts on him, leaving him dead.
He said: “The cultists left the butchered body of Mr. Erite and went to burn the residence and brothel of one Mr. Biggy at Owhase before escaping.”
In a reprisal attack, youths, who were peeved by the alleged gruesome murder of Erite, numbering hundreds, thronged the streets of the community in search of the suspected killers.
They lamented that several cars and other valuables were destroyed in the process.
Confirming the incident, the Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Delta State Police Command, Mr. Charles Muka, said five suspects had been arrested.
He added that the police was determined to unearth the circumstance that led to Erite’s death.