A Yuletide carnival at Mowe in Ogun state turned into a bloodbath as suspected cultists murdered a 20-year-old man identified as Kehinde.
It was garnered the incident happened on Christman Eve around 09 Junction with Kehinde and his twin brother amongst the guests at the carnival.
The event was already underway without any hitch before one of the suspected Eiye cult members from Ibafo was attacked with the assailant escaping.
Immediately the Eiye cult members saw that one of their colleagues had been attacked, they went in search of the attacker.
An eyewitness who spoke to one of our sources anonymously said the Eiye cultists were returning in thirst for a reprisal before pouncing on Kehinde.
He said: “When they were returning, they saw Kehinde and his friends where they were sitting and the injured Eiye member pointed at Kehinde that he was the one who attacked him.
“The cult members asked Kehinde why he attacked their member. He explained to them that he didn’t know anything about the attack. But one of the cultists came from behind and struck him with an axe on the neck.
“Initially, he didn’t know he was cut. While trying to escape from the mob, blood started gushing out from his neck. He fell inside the gutter. Thereafter, the assailants escaped from the scene.”
A resident within the Ogun state community, Adebayo Kunle, said immediately the deceased fell inside the gutter, his twin brother who was afar watching what the cult members were doing to him, rushed to assist him.
“There was nothing his twin brother could do; he had already died. Even the food he ate before they attacked him was coming out from his neck; it was a gory sight.
“The worst part of it was that even after the cult group had left, the disc jockey (DJ) they contracted to play at the carnival was still playing music.
“It was a terrible experience. The deceased was just a victim of circumstance. He and his twin brother just came to the carnival like any other person. Their mother is very popular in the community.”
Meanwhile, the state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Abimbola Oyeyemi, promised to commence investigations into the ugly incident.