Four suspected cultists were killed during a clash between two rival cult groups of Aiye and Eiye in Ajah area of Lagos State on Sunday.
The cult groups had been at logger heads over supremacy in the Sangotedo area of Ajah in recent times.
The suspected cultists used machetes and other dangerous weapons in the fight and inflicted fatal wounds on themselves.
The state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Bala Elkana, said at least four bodies had been recovered. He added: “One of the heads we recovered had machete cuts.
The bodies had been deposited at the mortuary and investigation is ongoing.”
Elkana said two suspects had been arrested in connection with the killing. The suspects, according to him, identified as Saheed Lateef (21) and Julius Augulere (20).
Elkana said they were arrested about 8.45a.m. by policemen attached to Ogombo Division. He said: “On April 14, policemen attached to Ogombo Division received a distress call that rival cult groups had a clash of supremacy at Abraham Adesanya on Lekki-Epe Expressway and four members of Eiye cult gang were killed by Aye members.
“Two suspects namely Saheed Lateef (21) and Julius Augulere (20) of Number 13, Obodo Street, Okeira Nla, Langbasa, Ajah and members of Aye confraternity were arrested in connection with the case and they confessed to the commission of the crime.