Tragedy in Lagos State as Top NURTW Member ‘Arikuyeri of Mile 12’ Killed by Cultists

Tragedy in Lagos State as Top NURTW Member ‘Arikuyeri of Mile 12’ Killed by Cultists

  • A close ally of the former chairman of the Lagos state chapter of the NURTW, Musiliu Akinsanya, popularly known as MC Oluomo, has been reported dead
  • According to reports, Onaopemipo Lawal, popularly known as Ariku was killed by suspected cultists in cold blood around Mile 12, an area of Lagos state
  • Akinsaya’s media aide, Buhari Jimoh, confirmed the unfortunate incident, noting the late Lawal was killed by those who perceive him as an informant to the police

On Sunday, August 28, suspected cultists in Lagos ambushed a member of Musiliu Akinsanya, MC Oluomo’s led Parks Management Committee, in Owode area of Mile 12, Lagos, and hacked him to death.

According to a report by Vanguard newspaper, the deceased, identified simply as Onaopemipo Lawal, popularly known as Ariku, was on a motorbike when three suspected cultists stopped the bike and attacked him.

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Arikuyeri Mile 12, MC Oluomo, Lagos state police command
On Sunday, August 28, suspected cultists kill one of MC Oluomo’s loyalists, Ariku in a park takeover fight. Photo credit: Bamidele Kehinde Abiodun
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Video of how Lawal was killed trended on the internet

In a video making rounds on the internet, the assailants were seen hitting him with dangerous weapons such as scissors, sticks and knives until he was motionless.

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Reports had it that they also shot him and abandoned him in the pool of his blood to die.

MC Oluomo's aide reacts to Lawal's demise

Reacting, Akinsaya’s media aide, Buhari Jimoh, confirmed that late Lawal was their member, stating that he could have been killed by those who suspected he was always reporting their criminal activities to the police.

Lagos state police command reacts

Further confirming the development, the Lagos state police spokesperson, SP Benjamin Hudenyin, said policemen were deployed to the area to calm the situation and prevent any likely breakdown of law and order.

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At 7.30 pm, some police patrol vehicles were mounted at strategic points in the area.

APC primaries: It was a well-deserved victory, MC Oluomo congratulates Bola Tinubu, shows off dance moves

MC Oluomo had sent a congratulatory message to Bola Tinubu over his victory in the APC presidential primaries.

The former Lagos state NURTW chairman said the APC chieftain had proven his credentials with his hard work and commitment.

Sending him good wishes ahead of the 2023 elections, Oluomo noted that Tinubu’s victory at the primary was well-deserved.

It’s MC Oluomo’s people asking him to vie for Oba of Oshodi, aide reveals

Meanwhile, in another report, reactions continue to trail the alleged move by MC Oluomo to become the Oba of Oshodi.

According to an aide, the NURTW boss' people are urging him to vie for the stool. The aide, who didn’t want to be named, made the revelation without giving further explanation.

He went on to note that a press conference would be called in the event of a formal briefing by MC Oluomo.


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