Posted by Pamela Eboh, Awka | 25 November 2018 | 1,973 times
A middle-aged man, Abuchi Edekobi, whose wedding was slated for November 29, 2018 on Saturday, lost his life to a protracted cult clash in Obosi, Idemili North, Anambra State.
News Express gathered that the deceased, suspected to be a member of the Vikings cult, had for cult-related issues absconded from the state to Ghana for five years and only returned recently.
According to a resident of the area who gave his name as Charles, the alleged attack against the deceased and his friend, Somto Egbe, by the rival group was a revenge mission over recent steady killings of their members in the area.
He revealed that late Edekobi was at a burial party the same day he was killed and was sighted spraying money on a notable musician but unbeknownst to him, he was being trailed by his killers.
The source said: “Edekobi, popularly called Ija, had left Obosi for Ghana at the heat of the cult crisis where he spent about five years before his return.
“He was preparing for his wedding on the 29th of this month before he met his untimely death.”
Another resident, who did not want to be named, dismissed the report of cult activities in the area, saying that the deceased was killed by his business associates.
Edekobi and Egbe were allegedly attacked by a rival group suspected to be members of the Black Axe fraternity.
When contacted the officer in charge of the Special Anti-Cultism Squad, CSP Christopher Bassey, said the force was on top of the situation, but declined any further comment on the incident.
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