A brutal clash occurred between thugs loyal to the All Progressives Congress and those sympathetic to the Peoples Democratic Party on Monday at the Fadeyi end of Ikorodu Road, Lagos State, claiming the life of a lottery agent, Sheriff Alasia in the process.
According to one of the residents in the area, the deceased, a 30-year-old man was married with a son.
The victim, who was a Premier Lotto agent, was said to have been caught in a fire exhange between the two factions on Ikorodu Road, and died on the spot.
According to reports, the Mushin area of Lagos has become a ground of violent cult clashes between two groups- Toba gang and Toheeb boys, with the Toba gang loyal to the APC, while the Toheeb’s boys are PDP supporters.
The two groups have continued to engage themselves in a battle for supremacy ahead of the 2015 elections.
The latest battle was said to have started on Saturday afternoon after some hoodlums embarked on a protest for the release of their leader, Joel Oloruntoba, aka Toba, who was facing murder charges at a state High Court.
According to a source, Toba boys went about destroying all political posters and banners belonging to the APC.
They went on the rampage tearing the posters because they believe that Toba is an APC boy and for the past six months, the party has refused to come to his aid or assist in his release. They were shouting, ‘No Toba, no APC, no election’ They were breaking bottles,” said the source.