US-based Footballer Attacked By Suspected Cultists
A Nigerian footballer based in the United States of America, Frank Obi, who was home to attend Synagogue Church of All Nations for prayer, has been attacked by men suspected to be cultists in Lagos, Nigeria.
The incident happened at 3, Ade Olowu Street off Isuti Road, Igando where he lodged with some of his relations.
Obi was attacked with a cutlass and he suffered deep injury on his right leg and had to undergo an operation to stitch the injury he sustained.
One of the suspects, Ismalia Taofeek has been arrested and charged before a Lagos court with felony and assault under the Criminal code.
Obi explained that he returned to Nigeria recently and was in Igando area to attend Synagogue church before going back to his base.
He said where he was staying, Taofeek and some other suspects were harassing his aides and he went to Taofeek’s father to caution him.
He said while he was about leaving the compound which is next to his residence, Taofeek jumped from a story building with the cutlass and attacked him with an injury on his leg.
He was rushed to hospital where he is being treated while the matter was reported to the police at Igando division who arrested Taofeek while other suspects are now at large.
At the station, Taofeek said he was angry that Obi went and reported him to his father.
On the cutlass he used, he said he bought and use it to defend himself against any external attack.
When he was arraigned, he pleaded not guilty.
The presiding Magistrate, Mr A.A. Fashola granted him bail in the sum of N100,000 with two sureties in like sum.
Taofeek was remanded in prison custody pending when he will perfect his bail condition.
The matter was adjourned till 12 December 2016.