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NURTW Boss, Ariku Beaten To Death In Broad Daylight In Mile 12 Area Of Lagos [Video]

Ariku was on a motorcycle coming from his house in the Ikorodu area of the state when he was shot and lynched to death.

The Mile 12 Branch Chairman of the Lagos State Park Management Committee, Sulaimon Lawal, popularly known as Ariku, has been killed by suspected cult members in the area.

NURTW Boss, Ariku Beaten To Death In Broad Daylight In Mile 12 Area Of Lagos [Video]

NURTW Chairman Ariku

Ariku, the Chairman of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) in the area, was beaten to death publicly in broad daylight on Sunday afternoon.

A source who pleaded anonymity said that Ariku was on a motorcycle coming from his house in the Ikorodu area of the state when he was shot and lynched to death by the cultists.

The source said: “He was the branch Chairman of the Lagos State Park Management Committee in Mile 12. He was formerly a member of the NURTW.”

The source added that “he was from Mile 12. He was born and bred there. He was killed at Owode Elede. He was on a bike when he was killed.

“He had two houses. One in Mile 12 and another one in Ikorodu. He was on a bike coming from Ikorodu to Mile12 when the boys attacked him.”

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Photos and videos circulating on social media showed the victim’s corpse lying on the ground in a pool of blood. Beside the corpse were pieces of wood.

Ariku’s death was confirmed on Twitter by the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor of Lagos State on New Media, Jibril Gawat.

He wrote, “YES. But Security Agents are fully on top of the matter. Cult Clash. One Suleiman Lawal aka “Ariku” was hit.”

When contacted, Lagos Police Public Relations Officer, Benjamin Hundeyin, also confirmed that one person was killed but failed to identify the victim.

Hundeyin said, “Normalcy has been restored in the area. One person was killed. No arrest has been made yet.”

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Watch the video below:

KanyiDaily had also reported how a violent clash between two NURTW rival groups sent residents into panic at Obalende area of Lagos State.

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