How Cultists Killed, Beheaded Rival Member Inside Eke Awka Market

By Ikeugonna Eleke

Persons suspected to be cultists on Wednesday, July 26,killed a member of a rival cult inside Eke Awka Market, Anambra State.

The incident happened in the morning as traders were opening their shops for the day’s business, a source said.

The source said the slain man, identified as Igwe Omeli, was a notorious cultist who was always used by the leadership of the market to collect toll.

‘He was hacked down in the market around 7am. He sighted members of the rival cult and made efforts to escape and also alert his gang members but he was not lucky.

‘His head was cut off, including his manhood, and his assailants took them away, leaving the trunk lying inside a line in the market,’ the source said.

Spokesperson for Anambra State Police Command, DSP Ikenga Tochukwu, confirmed the incident, saying that operatives of the Command had been dispatched to the scene.

It was learnt that the incident caused traders who had come out for their business to hurriedly shut down their shops for fear of reprisal by the rival group.