The Lagos State Police Command arrested a 22-year-old suspected cultist, Jamiu Rasheed, who hacked and shot a rival cult member to death.
In a Press release by the state police Public Relations Officer, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, the investigation showed that the deceased, Akinola Ayegbusi was a member of the Eiye confraternity group.
The state police spokesman said that the suspect was captured committing the crime on CCTV on July 7, 2022.
Hundeyin further divulges that other members of the cult group, one Sheriff Module, aged 26, who was found with two locally made pistols; and one other cultist, Emmanuel Samson were also arrested.
The police image maker added that Sheriff in his confession said the killing was carried out to avenge the death of their leader killed by the Eiye Confraternity group.
He said efforts are ongoing to arrest others who are still at large.
Hundeyin wrote, “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. Investigations revealed that Jamiu has been a member of 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, 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.
“Efforts are ongoing to arrest other fleeing cultists. 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.