Posted on Sun 8 Sep 2019, 08:31 PM

Cultists responsible for series of violent in Imota area of Ikorodu Lagos state have been arrested by the police.

In a statement signed by the Lagos state police Public Relations Officer Bala Elkana confirmed that Imota Police Station received an information from a reliable source that some cultists on Police wanted list were sighted in Igbalu community.

Operatives of 'Operation Crush' attached to the Division were promptly deployed to the area.

Two suspects namely, Emmanuel Chinonso 21-years-old and Thomas Israel 20-years-old were arrested.

Items recovered from them include, two battle axe, knife and one beret belonging to Eiye confraternity.

The suspects confessed that they are key leaders of Eiye Confraternity and that their gang is responsible for series of violent attacks recorded in Imota, Ikorodu.

In a follow up investigation, seven additional suspects were arrested between 6th and 8th September, 2019.

They are: Ariyo Omonuga 25-years-old, Oyerinde Omoniyi 23-years-old, Adelaja Opeyemi 28-years-old, Hassan Babatunde 26-year-old, Sodiq Babatunde 24-years-old, Sodiq Oladire 22-years-old and Shakiru Liasu 18-years-old.

Investigation is ongoing and the suspects will be charged to Court soon.

The police also confirmed the arrest of two robbery suspects in Bariga on 7th September, 2019.

The suspects whose names where given as Francis Aiyekomologbon of No 10 Olatunji Street, Bariga arrested along Abeokuta Street Bariga for robbing one, Damilare Ismaila of No 17 Jebba Street Bariga of his Samsung Phone.

In a related development, one Daniel Okorie 29-years-old was arrested at No 13 Olarewaju Street Akoka for attempting to steal one Paragon white Bus parked in the house by one Tolu Onyenusi.

The suspects confessed to the commission of the crimes. Investigation is ongoing and suspects will be charged to court.

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