Panic as cultists attack Okada rider with machete in Ogun

Some suspected cultists have butchered a commercial motorcyclist (okada rider) in Kuto, Abeokuta,Ogun State.

Our correspondent gathered that the victim was cut with machetes in the head around 2.30pm in the Kuto under bridge.

The victim was left in a pool of blood by the assailants.

An eyewitnesses told our correspondent that the hoodlums, who wore masks, were in a convoy of three motorcycles.

The source said,” The assailants  chased the victim  from the Presidential Boulevard along Oke Mosan Road, to the Kuto Market  area.

“They waylaid the rider at the Kuto Road junction and attacked him with machetes him in the head, leading to pandemonium.”

The suspected cultists were said to have jumped on their motorcycles and fled the area.

A commercial motorcyclist, who claimed to have witnessed the incident, said  the victim was initially shot before he was attacked with machetes by the suspects.

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When our correspondent visited the scene, the victim was seen in a pool of blood.

As of the time our correspondent left the area, help had not come to the victim.

Attempts to speak to the state Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, failed as he could not be reached on the telephone.

A text message sent to him was not replied to as of press time.

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