The search for love by an 18-year-old teenager, EniolaToyin, has led to his untimely death. The late Toyin who lived in the Ikorodu area of the state and worked as a mechanic in Small Kuramo in Jakande, Lekki was alleged to have fallen in love with one Yetunde who, unknown to him, was a lover to one Ibrahim, a suspected member of the Eye Cult, a notorious gang in Lekki.
Ibrahim,also known as ‘National” did not take kindly to the development. He allegedly confronted Toyin several times to stop seeing Yetunde but Toyin ignored his warnings.
Daily Times gathered that the late Toyin who was also a member of the Aye cult mobilised his men to also threaten Ibrahim.
Seeing that Yetunde was giving more attention to Toyin, Ibrahim had to take the fight to his enemy’s house, which resulted in a serious clash between both cult groups. The clash which lasted for many hours of the night led to the untimely death of Toyin.
According to the step father to the deceased, Mr. Tunde Balogun, who spoke with Daily Times, the allegation that Toyin is a cultist is highly unbelievable to the family. “We know Toyin to be a very outgoing person and passionate about his job. Although sometimes he could stay for a week at Lekki without coming home to Ikorodu for the weekend, we never knew him as a cultist and he never behaved as one….
“He was never into girls; he was a fine young man, I just wonder why he chose to fight over a girl when there are so many he could have chosen from. If I must say, this is just an action orchestrated by hate.
“The police must investigate this matter to find out what truly happened and why Ibrahim and his gang murdered my son. They must not go scot-free.”
Daily Times learnt that the suspected killer has been at large since the incident. However, investigation is still ongoing at the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID).