Political Thugs Kill Okada Rider And Made Away With Hand
A commercial motorcyclist popularly called okada, Segun Aputa, has been hacked to death when some cultists believed to be loyal to a politician, invaded Adifase Street, Bariga, Lagos State. Apart from killing the hapless Aputa, the thugs also cut his hands and took it away, probably to their godfather.
The murder, according to Punch Newspaper, came less than two weeks after political thugs killed two youths and beheaded one of them in the Fadeyi area of the state.
Residents of Adisafe Street report that the thugs had returned from a rally before carrying out the attack at about 8pm where the unlucky okada man was killed.
He was said to have been ambushed and hacked with machetes repeatedly by the hoodlums while going about his evening business while his body was dumped beside a canal on the street.
It was also learnt that the deceased, who lived on Olusoji Street, Bariga, was attacked because the hoodlums claimed that he was working as an informant for rival political gangs in the area.
Another resident told Punch:
“On Friday at about 8pm, we were all outside enjoying the evening until we began to hear noises. That is not strange in this area. But we also heard gunshots, and you could feel that some people were running towards our street.
“Everyone was afraid and quickly rushed inside, bolting their doors. From inside my house, I was hearing deep voices of ‘pursue him and kill him’, ‘pursue him and kill him’. But no one could come out to check who it was. When it was morning, we saw the corpse of a man already killed and dumped in the canal.
It was also learnt that the gang which is called EFCC Boys, have a trademark of cutting off body parts of their victims after killing them.
Another sad part of the saga is that Segun Aputa’s wife died two weeks earlier in an accident, leaving him to care for their young children, and he has also been killed, turning the kids to orphans.