A notorious cultist, Ibrahim Abdullahi, popularly known as Tiny, who operates around the Satellite-Town area of Lagos, has been arrested.
He was arrested along with one of his accomplices, Obinna Kelvin Okey, 23, on Friday, March 23, at his hideout in the Ijegun-Egba area of the town during an operation led by the Divisional Police Officer of Satellite-Town Division, CSP Chike Oti.
During preliminary interrogation, the suspects confessed to being members of a cult group called the Aro-Bagger a.k.a. Vickings.
Subsequently, their arrest led to the arrest of three other cultists: Ismaila Adebayo, 21, Bode Akodo, 21 and Adefesun Abdulwahab, 25.
This was confirmed in a statement issued on Sunday by the Lagos Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Bala Elkana.
The Commissioner of Police in the state, CP Zubairu Muazu (mni), had earlier in the week charged Area Commanders DPOs and Tactical Unit Commanders in the state to clamp down on the activities of members of unlawful societies and raid all identified criminal enclaves.
Based on the directive and credible intelligence received about the suspect, who had been on the run since he was linked to the murder of three residents of the community, Satelite division swung into action.
Following the arrest, CP Zubairu Muazu directed the Homicide Section of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Panti, Yaba, to take over the case involving the key suspect.
The other suspects, on the other hand, were transferred to the Command’s Anti Cultism Squad for further investigation.
In a related development, one Stephen Egbe, a notorious traffic robber who specialises in robbing commuters along the Mile 12/Badagry Expressway, was caught in the act also on Friday.
He was caught around Mosalachi Bus Stop near maza- maza, by detectives of the Satellite Town Police Division.
The Command Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) was, thereafter, directed to take over the investigation.
According to the Police spokesperson, all the suspects arrested will be charged to court.