Ember Month Security: Lagos Police Arrest 15 Suspected Armed Robbers, Cultists

…….Recover Arms and Ammunition

The Lagos State Police Command has made some arrest after been on trailing of criminals who have been terrorising Lagosians at strategic locations, especially in Ikorodu and Lekki/Ajah areas of the state in order to decimate their plans.

In as press release signed by the Lagos State Command Police Public Relations Officer, SP Olumuyiwa Adejobi (mnipr), he said that Monday 28th December 2020 at about 4am, 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.

The Command spokesperson said that those arrested included Segun Ariyo aka Zangalo, who was once arrested and transferred to the disbanded SARS in Lagos; Kazeem Akinpelu; Ibrahim Oni; Tobi Awoyefa; Yusuf Okunlowo; Oyesanya Damola; Bola Hassan; Toheeb Adesina; Hassan Ashiru; Onafowokan Michael; Folahan Adeola; Damilola Adeola and Julius Ihara.

The 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 and Two black 25 litre kegs containing skuchies.

He further said that 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.

SP Adejobi reiterated that 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.

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