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33 arrested over clash of suspected cult members, killings in Fadeyi

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The Lagos State police command has arrested 33 persons for their alleged involvement in cultism, gang war and murder of two persons in Fadeyi area of the state on Wednesday.

Spokesman of the command, Bala Elkana, who made the disclosure, noted that the suspects were the brains behind the fracas. He said: “On Wednesday April 10, at about 11:30a.m., Onipanu Police Station received a distress call that members of rival cult groups from Alakara, Mushin, Onipanu, and Shomolu, armed with dangerous weapons, engaged themselves in a fierce supremacy fight at Fadeyi, Onipanu, along Ikorodu road.

“During the scuffle, one Tobi Kuti, suspected to be one of the hoodlums and one Samuel Geofrey, 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,” he said.

The teams were said to have swiftly contained the situation and restored normalcy to the area after dozens of motorists and pedestrians were maimed.

“After the mop-up, 33 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 an knives, were recovered.

“The command has deployed more resources to the affected areas for manhunt of other fleeing members of the gangs. Investigation is ongoing. The Commissioner of Police, CP Zubairu Muazu, calls on parents to monitor the activities of their wards, 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.”


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