Lagos cult clash: Community panics after cultists kill NURTW boss 


A Chairman of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), Sulaimon Onaolapo, popularly known as Ariku, was killed on Sunday during a cult clash at Mile-12, in the Kosofe Local Government Area of Lagos State.

Sulaimon was macheted to death by assailants on Sunday evening, as seen in a few seconds video which trended on social media.

Residents alleged he was a brute, who alongside his boys were terrorising the area before his untimely death.

The incident, however, caused anxiety as resident in the community, expressed fear over a reprisal by Sulaimon loyalists while speaking with The Punch on Monday.

Mary Olayemi, said she and her family members were just leaving the church on Sunday when they heard gunshots.

“When we heard the gunshots, we ran into a compound and when all was clear, we saw that Onaolapo (Ariku) had been killed with machetes.

“We heard that they had been looking for him and around 12pm yesterday, that they tracked him and got him. The fights among NURTW people have been happening for some time. We are afraid that they might continue this violence next week.”

Meanwhile, the Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Superintendent of Police (SP) Benjamin Hudenyin, said: “No arrest has been made regarding the matter, but order has been restored.

“We can’t confirm if he was killed by rival cult members, until the conclusion of our investigation.”


Queen Ferry
Queen Ferry
Chinyere Treasure Ikechukwu also known as Queen Ferry, is a Nigerian business Executive, social media savvy Journalist and Content Editor with over seven years experience. She serves as the Vice-Chairman of Naijatraffic Limited. If Treasure is not researching/blogging, she will be making delicious delicacy.

Popular Related

87 kidnapped in Kaduna fresh attack

87 people were kidnapped on Sunday night by Terrorists after launching a fresh attack on the Kajuru- Station community, in Kajuru Local Government Area...

Chief of Defence  urges EFCC to track terrorism funding

Gen. Christopher Musa, the Chief of Defence Staff, has requested that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission  track's terrorism funding in the country. Musa said...

Emefiele remanded in EFCC’s custody by Lagos court

Godwin Emefiele, the tainted former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, was remanded to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Monday by...

FRSC report, 3 accidents claim 6 lives in Ogun State in one day

In Ogun State on Monday, Not less than six persons lost their lives, while 20 others sustained various kind of injuries in three different...

LASG partners stakeholders to improve governance 

The Lagos State Government has requested to partner with stakeholders  in order to improve corporate governance and sustainability among its agencies. On Friday, Adetutu Ososanya,...

Emirates to resume operations in Nigeria- Keyamo

Festus Keyamo, the Minister of Aviation and Aerospace Development, declared that Emirates Airline would return to operations in Nigeria by June 2024 at the...

Edo police detains man for assaulting doctor after wife’s death

The Edo State Police Command gave an explanation on Sunday for why it had arrested Christopher Owegie, whose wife had passed away on Saturday...

Troops comb forests as terrorists kill lieutenant in Borno

In Borno State, the Defence Headquarters, said a Lieutenant of the Nigerian Army was killed, while four other soldiers were wounded during a shootout...

IGP gives statistics of criminal cases in the country, promises more dedicated policing approach

On Thursday, Olukayode Egbetokun, the Inspector-General of Police declared that about 141 terror cases, 214 kidnappings and 537 murder cases were reported to the...

SSANU, NASU declares lack of confidence in FG over half salary payment

Both the Non-Academic Staff Union and the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities have declared that they are no longer confident in the Federal...