A commercial bus driver was reportedly dragged out of his car and buried alive by a group of men suspected to be cultists in the Mushin area of Lagos State.
Punch reported that the man whose identity is yet unknown was headed to the Oyingbo area of the state around 8pm on the fateful day of Wednesday, September 2, 2015.
Narrating the incident, an eyewitness identified as Jacob Amos, said, “The man was in the bus when he was dragged out at Total Bus Stop. They brought him into Mushin and I immediately alerted the policemen from Alakara.
“The police went to Adewusi Street, and searched the place for more than one hour, but they did not find anything. They patrolled the place and when they did not see anything, they left.
“Around 10pm when everybody had gone home, they brought the man to the Railway Line and push him from head down into a filled canal. Only his leg was sticking out.”
Unfortunately, the victim reportedly died shortly and his corpse was evacuated by policemen from Alakara Divsion on Thursday, September 3, 2015.
Speaking anonymously, another eyewitness, disclosed that the police ordered him to pull out the corpse from the murky water.
Lamenting the unrest n the area, a resident stressed that police were not handling the situation well enough, adding that this was the second time in a week that somebody from the Oyingbo area would be hounded and killed in Mushin.
He said, “The police in this area have been compromised. When we called them yesterday that someone had been captured around Oyewusi Street, an informant of the cultists whom we suspect work with the police, quickly alerted the guys and they left the place.
“They brought the victim to our side to make it look as if we are responsible for his death. Their plan is to set the Oyingbo boys against us and trigger a war.”
Additionally, another resident, who also spoke anonymously said, “There is nothing like that. Nobody was killed on the Railway Line or anywhere for that matter.”
The state police spokesperson, DSP Patricia Amadin, is yet to confirm the incident.