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Police Nabs No Fewer Than 17 Cult Members In Lagos

  • Men of the Lagos Police Command have continued to ensure they rid the ‘Centre of Excellence’ off miscreants and criminals
  • On Sunday, February 23, the DSP Bala Elkana, Police Public Relations Officer for Lagos State issued a Statement to the public on the arrest of 17 suspected cult members

The Press Release has it that two different cult fraternities clashed around Iso Isu, Ijora Badia area of Lagos state.

Presented below are the details of the Press Statement issued by the Lagos Police Command:

POLICE ARREST 17 SUSPECTED CULTISTS

Yesterday, at about 2:30 p.m., Ijora Badia Police Station received a distress call that two rival cult groups armed with cutlasses and other dangerous weapons, engaged themselves in a battle for supremacy at Iso Isu, Ijora Badia and inflicted various degree of injuries on each other.

Police operatives from Ijora Badia Division and Special Strike Force on Social Miscreants from the Command Headquarters, Ikeja were mobilised to the area.

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Five suspects were arrested at the scene. The suspects are Olaniyi Abiodun ‘m’ 21 years old of No. 28, Exeter street, Amukoko; Emola Kamal ‘m’ 20 years old of No. 28, Epe street, Amukoko; Muritala Gbadeyanka ‘m’ 18 years old of Badagry area; Kadiri Bashorun ‘m’ 28 years old of No. 24, Ireti street, Ijora Biadia; and Adebayo Ebiesuwa ‘m’ 25 years old of 27, Bale street, Ijora-Badia.

They belong to Aiye and Eiye confraternities.

Similarly, this morning, Ikorodu Police Station received an information that members of Aiye and Eiye Confraternities attacked each other at Ladega, Ikorodu and one Lateef Ganiyu Akinpelu a.k.a Eti ‘m’ 24 years old was seriously injured.

Police operatives from Ikorodu Division, Area N, Shagamu Road, Ipakodo, RRS and SARS were mobilised to the scene.

The injured person was rushed to General hospital Ikorodu where he is currently receiving treatment. 12 suspects were arrested namely, Ajayi Ibrahim ‘m’; Isiaka Abdullah ‘m’; Yusuf Balogun ‘m’ and nine others.

The suspected cultists

One locally made pistol was recovered.

Investigation is ongoing, the suspects will soon be charged to Court.

The commissioner of Police Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu psc has ordered the transfer of the case to the State Criminal Investigation Department for in depth investigation and diligent prosecution.

DSP Bala Elkana
Police Public Relations Officer,
Lagos State.

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