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wanted to stop, I told him to keep walk­ing and one of the boys slapped him and when I tried to con­front them on why they slapped some­one they did not know, two of the guys at­tacked me and started beat­ing me.

“I had to tell my vis­i­tor to run home and call my neigh­bours as the peo­ple around were just look­ing at us, and by the time my neigh­bours came and sep­a­rated us, I was al­ready soaked in my own blood.

“The peo­ple around the place started beg­ging the guys to calm down and I was won­der­ing why they would beg them as I was the one who was in­tim­i­dated, but I was told to let go and that I should treat my­self, be­cause the guys were cultists and they could do any­thing.

“For­tu­nately, I know one of them; so, I went to re­port at the Area ‘H’ Po­lice Sta­tion around 12am, but the IPO said it was too late that I should come back in the day time; so, I went to hos­pi­tal to get treated and I went back to the sta­tion this morn­ing (Thurs­day) and the po­lice fol­lowed me to ar­rest the one I knew. We were also able to ar­rest an­other guy, who in­jured me, but their leader is on the run af­ter he heard of the ar­rest of his mem­bers.”

The state Po­lice Pub­lic Re­la­tions Of­fi­cer, Bala elkana, who con­firmed the in­ci­dent, said two sus­pects had been ar­rested for ob­struc­tion, while the main sus­pects were on the run.

“We are in­ves­ti­gat­ing the mat­ter; our team went to ar­rest the guys, but they were not found ex­cept for two boys, who tried to ob­struct our men.”

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