Cultist stabs food seller over fleeing in-law

A food seller (name yet known) was stabbed with broken bottles multiple times by a member of a cult group, simply identified as Nlanla, in Irawo area on Sunday evening.

The attack was said to have left several injuries on her, leading to her being rejected when she was taken to a nearby hospital within the community.

Lagos Metro gathered that there was a clash between the victim’s in-law and the cult members which Nlanla belongs to, several days before the incident.

It also learnt that after the quarrel between the victim’s in-law and the cult group members, the in-law escaped.

When the suspect could not get hold of the victim’s in-law, he reportedly warned the victim not to open her shop for any sales.

It was learnt that when the victim opened her shop on Sunday, Nlanla was contacted, and he reportedly stabbed the woman multiple times.

A resident who spoke on condition of anonymity told Lagos Metro who visited the place that the victim was threatened so that she could produce her in-law who escaped after the quarrel that ensued between them.

“The woman could not even run away. Nlanla took bottle, hit it on the ground and stabbed her all over her face and ran away.

“There was nothing anybody could have done. We all ran away because he is a notorious guy, he moves around with guns and other things. Everyone was scared of him,” the resident said.

Lagos Metro saw pieces of broken bottles and blood around the place.

Police spokesperson, Dolapo Badmos, confirmed the case, adding that the suspect was still at large while effort was said to be on to get him arrested.