The Lagos State Police Command has reinstated its firm decision at fighting cultism to a standstill in the state.
In demonstration of its determination, the Commissioner of Police Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu, on Sunday, 29th November, 2020, in his Ikeja office held a meeting in an atttempt to reviewing, with the staff officers and sectional heads at the command Headquarters, the strategies being put in place by the command to curb crimes and criminality, particularly cultism and hooliglism, in the State.
Odumosu at the strategic meeting disclosed the arrest of seven (7) suspected members of a cult group, Eiye Confraternity, at Agura area, Ikorodu, Lagos state by police operatives attached to Imota Division on Saturday 28th November, 2020 at 2pm.
According to a statement made available to newsmen by the State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, the suspected cultists went to attack the officials of a Vigilante Group, popularly called Agbekoya, in the area on the same date to revenge the recent arrest or attack on one of their group members by the Vigilante group. They caused varying degrees of injury on the Vigilante officials using machetes and guns.
The suspected cultists arrested include Abolaji Abayo, Male, 21, Josiah Offem, Male, 37, Oluwapekumi Oyeyinks, M, 25, Lamidi Taofeeq, M, 41, Ahmed Shittu, M, 48 (Driver of their operational vehicle), Zainab Nurudeen, F, 20 (the armourer who sources for guns to operate) and Rabiu Ganiyu1, M, 25.
Others who were in possession of their dangerous weapons, fled the scene on sighting the police.
Items recovered from them include machetes and some charms, one green paragon bus with Reg No LAGOS APP 600 XA that was used by the suspects for their operations.
Adejobi said the Commissioner of Police immediately directed that the case be transferred to the State CID Panti for proper investigation as well as sending signals to other cultists and men of the under world that Lagos State will be too hot for them to operate or hibernate.
Odumosu therefore 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.