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Chaos broke out in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital on Tuesday as some suspected cultists Macheted a commercial motorcyclist popularly known as okada to coma .
The victim was matcheted in full glare of passers-by on the head at the popular Kuto under bridge in Abeokuta metropolis, leaving him in the pool of his blood.
PLATFORM TIMES gathered that the incident occurred around 2:30pm.
Eyewitnesses tod PLATFORM TIMES that the hoodlums who were wearing masks and in convoy of about three bikes had chased the victim from the NNPC – under bridge along Oke Mosan road, to the densely populated Kuto area.
It was further gathered that the hoodlums got hold of the victim at the Kuto junction while navigating the garage route and matcheted him on the head, leading to the chaos.
Some traders, okada riders and cab drivers reportedly scampered for safety, just as the suspected cultists were said to have hooped on their bikes and disappeared into the thin air.
A motorcyclist told PLATFORM TIMES reporter that the victim was shot in the head and later macheted by the suspects.
An eyewitness who pleaded anonymity said the victim might be a rival cultist.
“With the manner of their operations, I am not sure the guy is just an okada rider. He might be a rival cultist who those boys are after his life.
“They hacked him and ran away. Some police officers have trailed them alongside the route,” he said.
PLATFORM TIMES reporter who visited the scene saw the victim writhing in his pool of blood.
A number of passer by were seen watching helplessly, while he (the victim) raises his hand, seeking for help.
However, help has not come on his way, as of the time this reporter left the scene.
Efforts to get comments from the Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi proved abortive, as he neither picked up several calls from our correspondent nor responded to a text message sent to his mobile phone.
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