OPC man stabs another member to death for belonging to Eiye Confraternity in Lagos
A member of the New Era Oodua People’s Congress, Tope Lucky, allegedly stabbed another member of the group, Wasiu Ogunnaike, to death in the Epe area of Lagos State.
It was gathered that Lucky and some OPC members trailed Ogunnaike to a location in Epe, where the suspect allegedly used a knife to stab the 42-year-old during a disagreement.
According to The PUNCH, the disagreement started when the OPC members, including Lucky discovered that the deceased belong to the Eiye Confraternity cult.
Ogunnaike was sacked from their group and also instructed to return his membership clothes.
“But he refused, which led to a fight; he was stabbed to death with a knife by Tope Lucky, who led about five other members to attack Ogunnaike. So, the Epe Police Division was alerted to the incident and they gave the suspects a hot chase and arrested some of them,” the source added.
Lucky was said to have gone into hiding after stabbing Ogunnaike to death, while three suspects, including Badejo Obafemi, Yusuf Ramon and Tunde Agbadanla, were arrested by the police.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, CSP Muyiwa Adejobi, who confirmed the incident said the case had been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Yaba, for further investigation.
He said, “On June 20, 2021, around 7am, one Ogundimu Semiu reported that some group of New Era cult in Epe, Lagos State, numbering about six, went to Wasiu Ogunnaike, and one Tope Lucky brought out a sharp knife and stabbed Wasiu Ogunnaike, 42, to death.
“A team of anti-robbery men, led by the Divisional Police Officer, CSP Okosodo Barnabas, moved to the scene, arrested Badejo Obafemi, Yusuf Ramon, Tunde Agbadanla, who are all members of the New Era cult, while others are still at large.”