The Lagos State Police Command has arrested most wanted cult leader and 20 other for allegedly terrorising members of the public.
Also, the Lagos state Commissioner of Police (CP ) Subaru Muazu met with Stakeholders in security to brainstorm how to end the menace of cultism and gangsterism
The Police public relations officer in the state ( PPRO) DSP Bala Elkana said:” On June 6, at about 10 pm, the police received a distress call that some cult members from two rival groups engaged themselves in a supremacy battle along with Isikalu palace and Solo made the area, Ikorodu. The Command’s anti-cultism unit and patrol teams from Ikorodu were promptly drafted to the scene.
The leader of the gang, who has been on the wanted list of the Command, Yusuf Omidele, popularly known as General and 20 other suspected cultists. General was charged to Court on several occasions and sentenced to prison. He completed his last sentence in 2014 and has become an Elder-in- Council, in Eiye Confraternity. He led his gang in a reprisal attack on the members of Aye confraternity, who they alleged to have killed the wife of one of their leaders some weeks ago.
” The suspects arrested belong to both Aye and Eiye confraternity and have all confessed to belong to secret societies. Two cultists died from the cult clash and six others were injured.
The massive onslaught launched by the Command on cultists and gangsters is a continuous operation with a view to arresting other fleeing members of the gangs. Four locally made pistols, eight matches, and three daggers were recovered. Suspects will be charged to Court.
With a view to proffering a lasting solution to youth gangsterism, the involvement of teenagers and underage persons in cult activities, especially at the Ikorodu area.
He said ” CP Muazu on June 2019 met with traditional rulers, religious leaders, elder statesmen, parents, youths and other stakeholders at Ikorodu. All the stakeholders agreed to join the police in the fight against the menace of cultism and gangsterism,
DSP Bala Elkana stated.