An unidentified person has been killed during a clash between hoodlums from Aboru and Mosan in the Oke-Odo and Ipaja areas of Lagos State. It was gathered that during the clash on Monday, a man was injured and died while being rushed to hospital for treatment.
In a footage trending on the social media, a man was seen carrying the victim on his left shoulder to an unknown destination as he mounted a motorcycle.
“They have killed him; they have killed him; go and dump him there; Abesan is on fire,” said the recorder of the footage, while the corpse was being conveyed to where he was allegedly killed.
According to an eyewitness, identified simply as Taiwo, aka Akala, told one of our correspondents on Wednesday that the man carrying the corpse was Eze, adding that after he dumped it on the kerb of a canal around the Aboru Bridge, he mobilised hoodlums from Aboru to attack residents of Mosan.
Taiwo said, “Because of this COVID-19 lockdown, a lot of people stayed at home. Initially, we heard that the One Million Boys were coming to attack us in our community, so, we mobilised to defend ourselves. But around 3pm, I saw Eze on the motorcycle with a corpse and he dumped it at Mosan, close to the Aboru Bridge.
“During the attack, a lot of households were robbed, property looted and vehicles vandalised. The hoodlums were led by Eze and they came from Aboru. A lot of residents have abandoned their homes because of the incident.”
It was learnt that residents of Shopade, Anike-Ibikunle and Koshemani streets in Mosan were attacked and dispossessed of their valuables.
The corpse was said to have been deposited in the Yaba Mortuary.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Bala Elkana, when contacted said the discovery of the corpse led to the crisis, adding that the command was on the trail of Eze.