OFFICERS at the Ebute Ero Police Division in Lagos state are now holding in their custody, a suspected cult member identified as Ahmed Suleiman for allegedly killing a man said to be a member of a rival gang.
Punch reports that 27-year-old Suleiman connived with two others at large to throw the victim, whose name had yet to be ascertained, into a lagoon on Carter Bridge, Ebute Ero, Lagos State.
It was gathered that the suspects had trailed their target from Ilorin, Kwara State, to Lagos.
According to eyewitnesses, the three-man gang accosted the victim around 11.30am on Monday, tied his hands to the back and threw him into the lagoon.
However, some passengers on a yellow commercial bus, popularly called Danfo, saw the victim being hauled off towards the edge of the bridge and raised the alarm.
In a split second, the suspects executed their plan and fled the scene. But a transport worker was said to have given them a chase and tracked down Suleiman.
The body had yet to be recovered from the lagoon as of 12pm yesterday.
A member of the National Union of Road Transport Workers in the area, Nurudeen Olalekan, said the suspect initially told them that the act was to avenge the death of his child, who was allegedly killed by the victim.