June 24, 2024

Police nab cultists captured on video hacking rival to death

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Etim Ekpimah

Operatives of the Lagos State Police Command have arrested a suspected cultist, Jamiu Rasheed, aged 22, who was captured on CCTV on July 7, 2022, hacking and shooting to death one Akinola Ayegbusi, a rival cult member at a restaurant in the Alapere area of Lagos State.

The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, SP Benjamin Hundeyin on Tuesday said investigations revealed that Jamiu has been a member of Klansman Confraternity since 2017 and has participated in the killing of two other rival cultists.

According to him, the investigation into the crime also led to the arrest of the armourer of the group, one Sheriff Module, aged 26, who was found with two locally made pistols; and one other cultist, Emmanuel Samson.

He said 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.

The PPRO added that efforts were ongoing to arrest other fleeing cultists, noting that suspects will be arraigned at the conclusion of investigations.

The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, CP Abiodun Alabi, once again calls on parents/guardians as well as traditional/religious/political leaders to prevail on their children/wards and the teeming youth population to stay away from cultism and other social vices.

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