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Police arrest notorious cultists hired by land grabbers in Lagos

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The Zone 2 Police Command , Onikan, Lagos, has arrested two suspected notorious cultists who were on the payroll of a land grabbers.
The land grabber was using them to intimidate his victims.
According to Zone 2 Police Publlic Relations Officer (ZPPRO) SP Hawa Idris Adamu, ” on July 17,2023, intelligence report was received by the Assistant Inspector-General of Police in charge of Zone 2 Command, AIG Ari Mohammed Ali, on some criminals, who deals in hard drugs, cultism and receiving of stolen properties by concern citizens.
“Based on the information/ intelligence received by the AIG, a team of detectives from the Zonal Anti-kidnapping Unit immediately swung into action with the aid of modern technology, two suspects were tracked and arrested:Falana Olamilekan,40, and Aro Tomiwa,41,in their hideout at Anikanle Kola Alagbado axis of the State.
“The suspects confessed to the crime of being in possession of a locally made gun, while the principal suspect, Olamilekan Falana( a.k.a. Chinko) admitted to be a member of Eye fraternity group and that he was initiated by one Shola (a.k.a. Solar) in the year 2019 but now late.
“The suspect stated further that he bought the gun from , Tunji, whose whereabout is not known to him, and that he usually buys guns and cartridges from one Tunde, a son of a member of a local vigilance group, Oodua People’s Congrats (OPC) in their community. He said that Tunde and him used to meet on the street.
“The suspect went further to say that he joined land grabbing business about three months ago and that he worked directly with Tomiwa Aro, who works under the leadership of Ola-Olu;that Mr Ola-Olu, who has his office at Ilogbo. He stated further that the locally made double barrel was kept with Tomiwa Aro, which they used on the land grabbing job and self defense.
“The second suspect, Tomiwa Aro, also admitted to be a land grabber and that he knew Olamilekan Falana about four months ago. He said that one day, Olamilekan (a. k.a. Chinko) brought the cut- to -size gun to him for safe keeping. He said Chinko told him that he was afraid of Police arrest,hence he took custody of the gun and kept it on the roof top of his house.

“However, the modus operandi of the suspects is to make use of the gun whenever there was rivalry fight with their opponents and land grabbing job.
“Efforts are on top gear to arrest other suspects connected with this crime.
In the interim, investigation is still ongoing and the arrested suspects will soon be arraigned in court upon completion of investigation”.

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