Operatives of Lagos
state police command has arrested most wanted cultist in its list identified
as sikiru Samuel Aka Samora, a kingpin of Aiye confraternity.
wanted cultist was arrested at Imota alongside Adegboyega Ismaila, 19,
Sunkanmi Shonubi, 19, alias Napel, Adigun Faruq, 18, Rilwan Akinwale, 30,
Victor Uju, 18, Juwon Idowu, 18, Rasak Adebola, 20, and Kehinde Keshinro, 18.
They were arrested at the weekend by
operatives attached to the Special Strike Force on Social Miscreants
established to curb the menace of cultism. It was gathered that the operatives
combed Imota, Agbowa, Owutu, Ijede, Ipakodo and Owode Onirin areas of Ikorodu
following the murder of a 30-year-old man identified as David Nwanga on
Wednesday at Araro in Adamo.
A statement coming from the police
public relation officer, Dsp Bala Elkana said the gang was responsible for
Nwanga’s death and series of violent attacks in Imota and environs.
“The suspects were handed over to the
homicide section of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence
Department (SCIID), Yaba for discreet investigation. They will be charged to
court,” he said.
Elkana added that policemen attached to
Oke Odo at about 11:30p.m. on February 14, intercepted some social miscreants
at Katangowa refuse dump, smoking dry weeds suspected to be Marijuana. He said
the miscreants fled when they sighted the police and they were chased by
operatives, which led to the arrest of five suspects with one double barrel
short-gun and three live cartridges.
“Policemen at Oke Odo also arrested a
notorious car snatching suspect and recovered two stolen vehicles from him on
February 8. At about 3:00p.m. the police received credible intelligence, which
they acted on and arrested a notorious car snatching suspect, Yusuf Akinradewo,
33. The suspect took one Mitsubishi Montero Jeep with registration number
GGE620AQ to one Wasiu Ogunsola of Omolojuwo street, Dalemo, Sango-Ota, Ogun
state to buy.
“When the buyer demanded the
original particulars of the vehicle, the suspect abandoned the vehicle and ran
away. Police detectives eventually arrested the suspect and recovered another
stolen vehicle from him, a Toyota Camry saloon car with registration number
AGL480EC belonging to one Alhaji Nurudeen Rasaki of Isiaka Adekoya street
Igbogbo, Ikorodu, Lagos State.
“The owners of the stolen vehicles were
contacted and they confirmed that the vehicles were stolen from Ikorodu. The
suspect will be charged to court, while the two recovered vehicles will be
handed over to the owners on bond,”