A rival cult clash on Thursday evening in Asaba, Delta State has allegedly claimed the life of an SS 1 student of one of the secondary schools (name withheld) in Asaba, identified as Gregory Osakwe.
It was gathered that trouble started after the Oshimili South Principals’ Cup Competition was held at the Stephen Keshi Stadium in Asaba when the rival groups allegedly clashed for reason bothering on their female member being dated by a non member.
Eyewitness, Tony Okwudifuo said the groups: Eiye confraternity and Ake confraternity allegedly clashed when a female member of confraternity was found to have been dating someone in Eiye confraternity, a situation that erupted verbal crossfire and later degenerated into free for all, leaving the SS 1 student allegedly stabbed to death.
The state commissioner for Basic and Secondary Education, Mr Chiedu Ebie had last week warned secondary school students against belonging to cult groups, disclosing that any student caught will be expelled from the school.
Policemen at the “A” division police station, who spoke to journalists on the condition of anonymity, said, “investigation is ongoing on the clash, we cannot speak further on the matter all we know that there was rival cult groups clash and it was bloody.”
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Andrew Aniamaka, when contacted for reaction, could not confirm the incident, but said he will get details and get back to journalists who called at his office.
However, the chairman of Asaba vigilante outfit, Mr Nnamdi Chukwuedo, who claimed to have been among other security agents who waded into the incident, told journalists that one of the boys from one of the secondary schools (name withheld) was stabbed during which the fight broke out, adding the victim gave up the ghost before getting to the hospital.
He said, “investigation is ongoing as one of the boys was stabbed to death when the fight broke out, while the principal suspect escaped into the thin air, but he is being looked for by the security agents.”