Operatives of the Lagos State Police Command have arrested a suspected cult member, 22-year-old Jamiu Rasheed, who was captured on CCTV on July 7, 2022, hacking and shooting a rival cult member dead.
The suspect killed the victim, Akinola Ayegbusi, at a restaurant in Alapere area of Lagos state.
In a statement issued by the State Police Spokesperson, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, Investigations revealed that the suspect has been a member of the klansman Confraternity since 2017 and has participated in the killing of two other rival cultists.
“Investigation into the crime also led to the arrest of the armourer of the group, 26-year-old Sheriff Module, who was found with two locally made pistols, and one other cultist, Emmanuel Samson.
“Sheriff who was also part of the killing confessed that it was carried out to avenge the death of their leader who was killed by the Eiye Confraternity on November 23, 2021,” SP Hundeyin stated.
He added that efforts are ongoing to arrest other fleeing cultists and the suspects will be arraigned after investigations.
Meanwhile, the State Commissioner of Police, CP Abiodun Alabi, has called on parents, guardians, traditional/religious/political leaders to prevail on their children or wards, and the youth to stay away from cultism and other social vices.
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