The Lagos State Police Command has recorded a huge success in its quest to combat crime in the state with the arrest of 15 criminals who have been terrorizing Lagosians at strategic location especially in Ikorodu and Lekki/Ajah areas.
According to a statement released by the State’s Police PRO, SP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, “on 28/12/2020 at about 4 am, while responding to a distress call from Agunfoye area of Ikorodu, the Police Surveillance team attached to Ikorodu Division of the Command arrested one Taiye Lasisi ‘m’, 20, of Agunfoye, with a locally made Revolver pistol. After his arrest, a search was extended to other black spots in the area where 13 (thirteen) other suspected cultists belonging to Aiye Confraternity were arrested.”
Those arrested included
- Segun Ariyo aka Zangal, who was once arrested and transferred to the disbanded SARS in Lagos
- Kazeem Akinpelu ‘m’
- Ibrahim Oni ‘m’
- Tobi Awoyefa ‘m’
- Yusuf Okunlowo ‘m’
- Oyesanya Damola’m’
- Bola Hassan ‘m’
- Toheeb Adesina ‘m’
- Hassan Ashiru ‘m’
- Onafowokan Michael ‘m’
- Folahan Adeola ‘f’
- Damilola Adeola ‘f’
- Julius Ihara ‘m’
Exhibits recovered from the suspects are
- Eight i-phones
- Two Techno phones
- One Nokia phone
- Three bags
- One black belt
- One White handkerchief containing four lighters
- One black Nylon containing some local Charms
- Some expended and live ammunition
- Two black 25-litre kegs containing skuchies.
Similarly, the Police operatives in Akodo Division, on 28th December, 2020, at about 4am, arrested one suspected cultist, Lekan Razak,m, 20, while attempting to rob at No. 25, Ibomide Street, Ibeju Lekki, Lagos. The suspect, who has confessed to be a member of Eiye Confraternity, was arrested with a locally-made pistol with some live cartridges.
The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu, has ordered for the transfer of the suspects to the State CID Panti, Yaba for discreet investigation. He also reiterated his zero tolerance for cultism and other crimes in the state.