Cleric arrested over Oro worshipper’s murder in Lagos clash 


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.  



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