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Arikuyeri, Mile 12 NURTW Chairman Murdered In Cultists Clash



Arikuyeri, the Chairman of the National Union of Road Transport Workers, Mile 12, Lagos, has been murdered.


Arikuyeri, who real name, answers Sulaimon Onaolapo, was in a trending video, seen on the ground as some young men repeatedly hit his body and smash his head.


Premium Times has reported that the young men are alleged cultists.


Arikuyeri who had been chased to the spot after hours of fighting that resulted in the use of guns, machetes and other dangerous weapons, was at the end killed.


It was gathered that a lingering disagreement over the leadership of the motor park degenerated on Sunday.


Police Public Relations Officer, SP Benjamin Hundeyin confirmed the incident and assured that normalcy has been restored by operatives.


But tension has enveloped the area amid fears of reprisal attacks by warring factions and Onaolapo’s supporters.


Ironically, the meaning of Arikuyeri, a Yoruba word, is “one who sees death and avoids it”.


Commercial activities were paralysed as shops were hurriedly closed. Some of the deceased’s colleagues went on a rampage at Owode Elede, Mike 12, Ketu Owode Onirin and other parts of the community, attacking residents and passers-by.


A source that spoke with the Nigerian Tribune said that Mr Lawal was shot on a motorcycle.


“He was the branch Chairman of the Lagos State Park Management Committee in Mile 12. He was formerly a member of the NURTW,” he said.


“He was from Mile 12. He was born and bred there. He was killed at Owode Elede. He was on a bike when he was killed.


“He had two houses. One in Mile 12 and another one in Ikorodu. He was on a bike coming from Ikorodu to Mile12 when the boys attacked him.”

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