Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Another LASU student killed in alleged reprisal attack over Damoche’s death

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Damilola Damoche was the first to be killed last week

Damoche was an upcoming Nigerian singer.

Another student of the Lagos State University (LASU), simply identified as Kabiru, was on Sunday night killed by suspected cultists.

Sources told the News Agency of Nigeria that Kabiru was shot dead at about 10:00 p.m. at Abeokuta St., Okokomaiko, Lagos.

Another student of the university, Damilola Damoche, a musician and 400 level Banking and Finance student, was on February 28 shot dead by suspected cultists at the institution’s main gate.

The sources alleged that the killing of Kabiru was a reprisal for the murder of Damoche.

“There are three main cult groups in LASU. They are Eiye, Buccaneer and Black Axe. Eiye and Buccaneer have lost one member each. The war is between the two groups now.

“Members of the cult groups were celebrating the death of the opposition group member in a hotel, when police arrested them,’’ a source said.

When contacted, the Lagos State Police Spokesperson, Ngozi Braide, confirmed the death of Kabiru, but did not say if he was a cult member.

Ms. Braide also confirmed that more than 20 persons have been arrested over the killing of Damoche.

She noted that the suspects were arrested at Beno Hotel, Isashi, Okokomaiko, Lagos, when the suspects were having a party.

“We are screening the suspects with a view to ascertaining their involvement in the killing of the student-musician. Anyone found to be involved will be prosecuted in court,’’ Ms. Braide said.

Damoche was killed by two suspected cultists on a motorcycle, on February 28 at LASU gate.

(NAN)

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