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Tension in Enugu railway quarters over death of cult member

Nigerian railway coach.

RESIDENTS of Costain Railway Quarters Asata, Enugu are now living in fear following the death of a university undergraduate living in the area.

Nigerian Tribune learnt that the deceased, whose name was simply given as  Chinedu was killed by an angry mob when he was allegedly caught red-handed when he allegedly, broke into a house through the window and robbed the occupant of her mobile phone and other valuable at about 2:30 am before luck ran out on him.

The suspect was said to have been nabbed  earlier for similar thing within the neighbourhood and was said to have signed an undertaken that he would not involve in robbery activities within the quarters where he also resided with his parents.

Chinedu, who lived with his parents at No. 15A Watson Street of the same quarters, was abandoned after he was beaten to a level of unconsciousness, before his family members took him to an hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Meanwhile, members of a cult group ‘Ayes’ popularly known as “2, 2” where Chinedu was said to be a top member have raided the quarters with gun, axes, machetes and threatened to kill anybody that was involved in the beating of their member that led to his death. The cult group which draws its members from around the state, has burned and destroyed property of some residents who it believed participated in the beating of its member.

Reports said that the members of the group said they would not rest until they avenged the death of their brother even as members of the cult group blocked all entrances to the quarters raided, destroyed and burned residents’ property before taking to their heels.

Contacted, the State Police Public Relations Office, Ebere Amaraizu, said the matter has not been reported to the command.