A commercial bus driver has been attacked by suspected cultists in Ajegunle area of Lagos, leading to his death.
The deceased, identified as Adewale Fakunle, who had gone to visit a friend in Tolu area of Ajegunle, was returning home at 10p.m., when he was accosted by some men suspected to be cultists.
A version of the account narrated that they attempted to forcefully collect the man’s phone and other valuables, an action he resisted, thereby leading to his being gang-beaten.
Another version had it that he gate-crashed a meeting of cultists and they reportedly ordered him to buy drinks for the group for daring to take their route.
But he resisted the order and was attacked with dangerous weapons, including broken bottles and cutlasses.
The third version said that the unsuspecting commercial bus driver walked into members of a cult group moments after they had a clash with another cult group and apparently mistaken for a member of the rival group, he was attacked.
After the attack, they abandoned Fakunle in a pool of his blood. But he was said to have managed to walk to his 14, Baale Aiyetoro home, which is also the palace of the traditional ruler of the community.
Narrating how he died, his uncle, the traditional ruler identified as Baale Saheed Fakunle, disclosed that he (victim) was rushed to City of Hope Private Hospital at Opeyele Street, but was rejected.
“The victim was a danfo driver in the area. He was very friendly and loved by everybody, that is why you see people here sympathising with us. He was one of the grandsons of my uncle.
He was single and lived in this palace. I don’t know why he was attacked. Probably he walked into their midst. He was macheted on different parts of the body. He managed to return home in the pool of his blood.
He was rushed to City of Hope Hospital, but they referred us to Ajeromi General Hospital. Unfortunately, he died on the way to the hospital. He was an obedient child.”