By: Okosun Dennis
The Police Operatives attached to Ikorodu Division of the Lagos State Police Command and the local vigilantes, on the 19th April, 2021 about 7.30pm arrested one Fatai Kalejaiye, 25, and Kolapo Ayeobasan, 20, in Ikorodu.
The suspect, Fatai, lives at No: 21 Igbe LARA Area of Ikorodu, has confessed to be a member of Eye Confraternity, but was caught while performing rites of initiating the second suspect, Kolapo, who lives at No: 4 Anifoeose street, Ikorodu.
Similarly, the Police Operatives attached to Ipakodo Division, Ikorodu, have arrested four suspected cultists namely: Sunday Mesagan,16, Damilade Matiminu 24, Oladimeji Orimoloye, 19 and Akinmoye Emmanuel, 24 .
The arrest was at the heels of a complaint received from one Temidire Ogunbajo, female, of No 4, Abejoye Street, Majidun, Ikorodu area of Lagos State, that some suspected armed cultists invaded and attacked her house and other residents of the Majidun community, Ikorodu, on 16th April, 2021 at 8.30am.
The Police, in conjunction with local security operatives in Ikorodu, swung into action and arrested them one after the other between 16th April and 18th April, 2021, while others fled and are still at large.
Items recovered from them included one chissle, one cutlasses, broken bottles, charms and some offensive weapons.
The suspects will be taken to the Command’s Special Squad for further investigation on the order of the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu.
The Commissioner of Police has also ordered that the fleeing members of the gangs be apprehended by all means so as to cause them to face the full wrath of the law.
The police boss, in furtherance of his strategic actions to flush cultists out of Lagos State, confirmed that the officers of the command have been directed to fight crimes and keep the criminals, especially cultists, at bay.