Lagos State Police Nabs 33 Suspected Cultists Over Rival Cult Group Clash In Fadeyi
The Lagos State police have apprehended over 33 persons allegedly involved in the Wednesday clash between two rival cult groups at Fadeyi-Onipanu area of Lagos state where two persons were murdered.
Spokesman of the command identified as DSP Bala Elkana, said this in a statement on Thursday, April 11th, and stated that two locally-made short guns with 10 live cartridges and other dangerous weapons, which included cutlasses and knives, were recovered from the two rival cult groups.
According to DSP Bala Elkana, at about 11.30 am on Wednesday, April 10th, the Onipanu Police Station received a distress call that members of rival cult groups from Alakara, Mushin, Onipanu and Shomolu were seen armed with dangerous weapons.
Elkana further stated that the suspected cultists engaged themselves in a fierce supremacy fight at Fadeyi, Onipanu, along Ikorodu Road in Lagos state.
Elkana said in a statement:
“During the scuffle, one Tobi Kuti suspected to be one of the hoodlums and one Samuel Geofrey of DTD Services, Apapa, who was caught in the web were killed by the hoodlums. Patrol teams and operatives of Tactical Units were promptly deployed to the scene.
The teams swiftly contained the situation and restored normalcy to the area. The command has deployed more resources to the affected areas for manhunt of other fleeing members of the gangs. Investigation is ongoing,”
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The spokesman of the command, DSP Bala Elkana, said that the Commissioner of Police in the state identified as Zubairu Muazu, had called on parents to monitor the activities of their children, especially those who engaged in cult activities in their various homes and schools.
Elkana closed by saying that the command was duty bound to deal decisively with criminal elements in line with the law and protect the lives of people of Lagos state.