Policemen at the Ikorodu Division of the Lagos State Police Command, have in collaboration with local vigilantes, arrested a 25-year-old man, Fatai Kalejaiye, while initiating one Kolapo Ayeobasan, 20, into the Eiye confraternity.
The suspect, a confessed member of the Eiye Confraternity, was said to have initiated several other youths in the Ikorodu area.
Similarly, Police operatives attached to Ipakodo Division, Ikorodu, have also arrested four suspected cultists.
The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), CSP Olumiyiwa Adejobi, gave the identities of the suspects as Sunday Mesagan, 16, Damilade Matiminu, 24, Oladimeji Orimoloye, 19 and Akinmoye Emmnuel, 24.
He said: “The arrest was at the heels of a complaint received from one Temidire Ogunbajo, of No 4, Abejoye Street, Majidun, Ikorodu area of Lagos State, that some suspected armed cultists invaded her house and attacked her and other residents of the Majidun community, Ikorodu, on April 16, at 8.30a.m.
“The Police, in conjunction with local security operatives in Ikorodu, swung into action and arrested them one after the other between April 16 and 18, while others are still at large.”
Items recovered from the suspects include one chissle, one cutlass, broken bottles, charms and other offensive weapons.
Adejobi stated further that the suspects will be taken to the Command’s Special Squad for further investigation on the order of the Commissioner of Police (CP), Hakeem Odumosu.
”The Commissioner of Police has also ordered that the fleeing members of the gangs be apprehended by all means so as to cause them to face the full wrath of the law.
“The Police boss, in furtherance of his strategic actions to flush cultists out of Lagos State, confirmed that the officers of the command have been directed to fight crimes and keep criminals, especially cultists, at bay,” he said.