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Monday, June 8, 2020

Police intensifies onslaught on cultists and gangsters in Lagos State.185 suspects arrested in Ikorodu and environs.8 locally made pistols were recovered.




Two weeks ago, the Commissioner of Police Lagos State Command, CP Hakeem Odumosu psc has ordered the deployment of Special forces from the Command’s tactical units to Ikorodu and environs to tackle the menace of cultism and gang violence. Operatives of the Special Strike Force on Social Miscreants took the battle to the cultists dens at Ikorodu, Ipakodo, Igbogbo, Ibeshe, Shagamu road, Agbowa, among others. The Operation, which is intelligence driven targeted top leaders and members of various cults and gangs. Rival cult groups, especially in Ikorodu area, have in the last few weeks engaged themselves in supremacy battle with resultant death from both sides. Operatives of the Special Strike Force were given clear instructions to reclaim and dominate the public spaces and ensure that no cult groups or gangs operate in any part of Lagos State. The Strike Force has so far arrested 185 notorious cultists and recovered 8 locally made pistols and other dangerous weapons from them. Suspects arrested confessed to belong to Eiye, Aiye, KK, Buccaneers, Vikings confraternities, among others. One Gbadamosi Mohammed ‘m' 30 years old, suspected to be among the cultists who killed one Madariola Sunday ‘m' at Ibeshe on 21/5/2020 was among the suspects arrested. Also arrested are Onibudo Afeex ‘m', Habeeb Isa ‘m', Felix Igwoke ‘m', Taiwo Iyanu ‘m' at Femi Taiwo Street, Ikorodu. They were arrested in an uncompleted building holding cult meeting. One Adeoye Daya ‘m' 25 years old, a hit man of Aiye confraternity was arrested at Ikorodu garage with one locally made short gun and rounds of live cartridges. One Shodeinde Tosin ‘m' a hit man of Eiye confraternity in Igbogbo was also arrested with a locally made short gun. The Operations will be sustained in all parts of the State until those criminal gangs are totally defeated. The suspects will be charged to Court.

2. Woman arrested for stabbing her neighbour over a minor misunderstanding

On 30/05/2020 at about 2015 hours, Bariga Police Station received a distress call that one Favour Tochuchuwu 'f' 34 years old of Alhaji Alimi Street, Bariga was assaulted and stabbed with a kitchen knife   in two places on her back by her neighbour, Joy Asoya 'f' 32 years old, over a minor quarrel. The victim was rushed to Lagos island hospital in company of her husband, were she was admitted. The suspect was arrested and she confessed to the commission of the offence. The knife was recovered by detectives. Investigation is ongoing, the suspect will be charged to Court at the conclusion of the investigation.

DSP Bala Elkana,
Police Public Relations Officer,
Lagos State.

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