56 suspects in Police net for cultists, armed robbery in Lagos

By Ugbede Usman

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The Lagos State Police Command in a separate operations have arrested more than 50 suspected cultists and armed robbers in different parts of the state.

This was confirmed to newsmen by the Police Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi, he said, the suspects were arrested during raids in Imota, Ignokuta, Ademo and Empire areas of Ikorodu.

He said “The police boss in the state re-echoed the command’s readiness to tackle and decimate criminals in the state, while confirming the arrest of 50 suspected armed robbers and cultists in the Imota, Igbokuta, Ademo and Enter areas of Ikorodu during a sting operation carried out by the Commissioner’s Police Strike Force between Friday and Saturday, March 5 to 6, 2021.

The Police PRO said, “The 38 male and 12 females suspects include Oladunni Abiodun, 20, Dosumu Oluwaseun, 22, Segun Adelaja 29, Gbamila Iyabo, 26, wife of the number 1 man of the Aiye Confraternity in Igbokuta, was arrested with one pump action loaded with eight rounds of cartridges, Salisu Ismaliyat, 29, wife of the number man of the Aiye Confraternity man in Emure, arrested with a locally-made pistole with some live cartridges, Abiodun Abbey, aka, Oju Ogunle, alleged to have killed more than 22 person in the Ikorodu area, and 44 others.

“Other items recovered from them include guns, live ammunition and cartridges, assorted charms, berets with confraternity logos, paraphernalia of office of the confraternity and some weapons.”
Adejobi also paraded six suspected cultists who were arrested in the Ibeju-Lekki area of the state.

He said, “the CP also confirmed the arrest of six suspected cultists in the Ibeju-Lekki area of the state by police operatives attached to the Elemoro Division. The suspects are As Hassan, Adesoye Yusuf, Yusuf Sadiku, Ismaila Adebanjo, an ex-convict and leader of the Aiye Confraternity, Monsuru Ojo and Tajudeen Ramon.

“The CP has put all Area Commanders and Divisional Police Officers in the state on their toes to ensure that the state is ride of cultism, crime and criminality. He has ordered prompt investigation and prosecution of cases as necessary arrangements have been made by the Lagos State Government to consistently fast-track judicial processes in the state.”

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