A violent clash between some traditional “Oro’’ worshipers and some faithful of another doctrine led to the killing of one person in the Oko-Oba area of Lagos State on Tuesday
Lagos police spokesperson, Benjamin Hundeyin, said ten persons were seriously injured in the clash.
Mr Hundeyin stated that a female cleric was among 10 persons that were arrested at the scene for alleged disturbance of public peace and murder.
He explained that the police at Oko-Oba Division got a distress call on Tuesday indicating that a place of worship was about to be set ablaze by a group of people.
The police spokesman stated that on getting to the worship centre at No. 2, Sanni Taiwo Lawal Street, Oko-Oba, the traditionalists were said to be performing a ritual, where the other faithful were saying their prayers.
“The traditionalists instructed the other faithful to stop their prayers. As a result, pandemonium ensued.
“Consequently, one of the traditionalists, aged 25 years, was allegedly stoned to death.
“The corpse was evacuated to a public morgue for autopsy, while the female cleric, aged 50 years and nine other faithful were arrested.
“It is clearly a murder case. Henceforth, what is important is how do we ensure religious tolerance in similar cases,’’ Mr Hundeyin stated.
He assured that an investigation into the incident was in progress.