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Suspected Cultists Kill Rival at Aroma Junction in Awka

By Ikeugonna Eleke

Suspected cultists last Wednesday killed one person suspected to be their rival, at Aroma Junction in Awka.

Eyewitnesses said the cultists, numbering five and aged between 23 and 28 years old, accosted the victim who was identified as Agozie and shot him dead at the busy Aroma Junction.

An eyewitness said: ‘The boys came by foot. They met him at Aroma, and one of them shot at him and he fell.

‘Immediately he fell, all the five boys started shooting at him simultaneously, riddling his body with bullets, before they walked away.’

Another source, a food vendor at the junction, said the victim, Agozie, who he described as a very crazy youth in the area, was in his shop about an hour previously, where he ate food before leaving, and was felled less than an hour after.

The killing of the youth had caused a stir at the junction as traders and motorists scampered in all directions, while the assailants, five in number, tucked their pistols into their pockets and walked away without any mobility, and with their faces not hooded.

The corpse was however removed by police operatives and deposited in an unnamed morgue.

Attempts to get the reaction over the identity of the killers from the Anambra State Police Command’s Public Relations Officer, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, proved abortive.