Operatives of the Lagos State Police attached to Imota Division have arrested seven suspected cultists of Eiye Confraternity at Agura, Ikorodu area of the State.
The suspects include: Abolaji Arbayo, 21; Josiah Offem, 37; Oluwapelumi Oyeyinka, 25; Lamidi Taofeeq, 41; Ahmed Shittu, 48 (Driver of their operational vehicle); Zainab Nurudeen, 20 (the armourer who sourced guns); and Rabiu Ganiyu, 25.
They were arrested on Saturday November 28 this year at 2pm as noted in a media release on Sunday November 29 by the Police Public Relations Officer, SP Olumuyiwa Adejobi.
He hinted that others who were in possession of dangerous weapons fled the scene on sighting the police.
According to Adejobi, the suspected cultists attacked the officials of a vigilante group, Agbekoya, in the area on the same date to revenge the recent arrest or attack on one of their group members by the vigilante.
The PR noted, “They caused varying degrees of injury on the Vigilante officials using machetes and guns.”
Items recovered from them included machetes, some charms, one green paragon bus for their operations with registration number LAGOS APP 600 XA.
The PR added that the State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu immediately directed that the case be transferred to the State CID Panti for proper investigation.
The CP on Sunday November 29, however, reaffirmed that fighting cultism is essential to fighting, and curbing crimes and criminality in the state.
Odumosu disclosed this with the staff officers and sectional heads at the command Headquarters in his Ikeja office while reviewing the strategies being put in place by the command to curb crimes and criminality, particularly cultism and hooliganism, in the state.
The CP also further sent signals to other cultists and men of the underworld that Lagos State would be too hot for them to operate or hibernate.
He ordered the Department of Operations to reduce his directives on anti-crime strategies of the command into a signal and circulate same to all police stations and formations in the command for strict compliance with immediate effect.Follow us on social media