The Lagos State Police Command has arrested over 33 suspects armed with dangerous weapons. The arrested suspects are being investigated on gang crimes relating to cultism and murder.
The Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, of the Lagos State Police
Command, DSP Bala Elkana, in a statement indicated that the Command has deployed more resources to the affected areas for manhunt of other
fleeing members of the gangs.
DSP Elkana declared: “On 10th April, 2019 at about 1130hrs, Onipanu Police Station received a distress call that members of rival cult
groups from Alakara, Mushin and Onipanu, Shomolu, armed with dangerous weapons and engaged themselves in a fierce supremacy fight at Fadeyi, Onipanu, along Ikorodu Road.
“During the scuffle, one Tobi Kuti ‘m’, suspected to be one of the
hoodlums and one Samuel Geofrey ‘m’ of DTD Services, Apapa who was
caught up in the web, were killed by the hoodlums.
“Patrol teams and Operatives of Tactical Units were promptly deployed to the scene, containing the situation and restored normalcy to the area.
“Thirty three suspects were arrested in connection with the incident
and two locally made short guns with 10 live cartridges and other
dangerous weapons such as cutlasses, knives, etc, were recovered.
“The Command has deployed more resources to the affected areas for
manhunt of other fleeing members of the gangs. Investigation is
“CP Zubairu Muazu called on Parents to monitor the activities of their children, especially, those who engage themselves in cult activities
and gangsterism, as the command is duty bound to deal decisively with
criminal elements in line with the law and protect the lives of the
good people of Lagos State.”
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