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Osogbo: Suspected cultists kill barber, injure customer

The murdered barber was said to have relocated to Osogbo from Ilesa about three months ago and that the assailants may have come from Ilesa.

• June 4, 2021

Suspected cult members on Thursday morning allegedly killed a barber and macheted one of his customers at Oke-Ijetu area of Osogbo in Osun State.

The late barber, simply identified as Shogo, was attacked in his shop at about 10.00 a.m by six armed men.

A source said the attackers, on sighting their target, inflicted several machete cuts on him before hitting his head with a big stone.

A co-barber, who was with Shogo in the shop, however, escaped unhurt.

A source close to the wounded customer told reporters that the six young men, armed with cutlasses, arrived at the barber’s shop on three motorcycles.

He said that the wounded customer was attacked by the assailants as he ran out of the shop after seeing them.

“Eventually, the cultists caught up with him and inflicted machete cuts on him.

“The second barber managed to run out of the salon and escaped the attack, but Shogo, who was their target, was caught, macheted and later killed,” he said.

The source said that the wounded customer was receiving treatment in an undisclosed hospital.

He said that the murdered barber was said to have relocated to Osogbo from Ilesa about three months ago and that the assailants may have come from Ilesa.

When contacted, the Osun police spokesperson, Yemi Opalola, confirmed the incident, saying that the body of the deceased barber had been taken to the morgue.

Mr Opalola said the police were on the trail of the assailants and that they would soon be caught and brought to justice.

(NAN)

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