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Police Arrest Cultists Captured On CCTV Hacking Rival To Death

 

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

This was confirmed in a statement issued by the Lagos Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP Benjamin Hundeyin, on Tuesday.

Hundeyin said that investigations revealed Jamiu had been a member of klansman Confraternity since 2017 and participated in the killing of two other rival cultists.

” 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.

” 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 Lagos PPRO said that efforts were ongoing to arrest other fleeing cultists, adding that suspects would be arraigned at the conclusion of investigations.

Meanwhile, the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, CP Abiodun Alabi called 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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