The Lagos State Police Command has arrested nine suspected most wanted notorious cult leaders in Ikorodu area of the State. The police said the suspects were allegedly terrorising Ikorodu and other neighbouring communities for over a long period of time.
Lagos State police public relations officer, DSP Bala Elkana, said the suspects had been on the watch list of the police. Giving a breakdown on how the suspects arrested, Elkana, said, on September 6, Imota police station received information from a reliable source that some cultists on the police wanted list were sighted in Igbalu community.
He said operatives from the Operation Crush, attached to Imota police division were promptly deployed to the area where two suspects, Chinonso, 21 and Israel, 20, were arrested. Elkana, said, two battle axe, a knife and one beret belonging to Eiye confraternity were recovered from the suspects.
According to Elkana, the suspects have confessed that they were the key leaders of Eiye confraternity and that their gang was responsible for a series of violent attacks recorded in Imota area of Ikorodu. He said:” In a follow-up investigation, seven additional suspects were arrested between September 6 and 8. The suspects: Omonuga , 25 -years -old, Omoniyi, 23, Opeyemi, 28, Babatunde, 26, Babatunde 24, Oladire ‘,22, and Lias, 18.
The investigation is ongoing and the suspects would soon be charged to Court”. In another development, Elkana said two robbery suspects were arrested in Bariga area of the state.
” On September, 7, the Bariga police station, acting on credible information, arrested an alleged notorious robbery kingpin, Aiyekomologbon, along Abeokuta Street Bariga for allegedly robbing Damilare of his Samsung phone.
In a related development, another suspected robber, Okorie was arrested for allegedly attempting to steal a Paragon white Bus parked in the house by Onyenusi. The suspects have confessed to the commission of the crimes and investigation is ongoing and the suspects would be charged to court soon
Philomena Ngozi Christopher-Oji was born to the family of the late Michael and Cecilia Ojeogwu of Ubulu-Uku, in Aniocha South Local Government Area, Delta State. She had her primary and secondary education in Nwanoli and Ezemu Girls College, in Ubulu-Uku, before she proceeded to the Delta State University, Abraka, where she studied English and Literary Studies.