Lagos Police engage suspected cultists in gun duel, arrest two 

One of the suspects arrested
Lagos Police engage suspected cultists in gun duel, arrest two
By Ekene Agbor
Recovered gun and cartridges
Recovered gun and cartridges
The Lagos State Police Command has arrested two suspected cultists after engaging them and fleeing others in a gun duel.
According to a statement issued by the command’s Public Relations Officer, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, on Tuesday, the two arrested men were identified as Waliyu and Timileyin Omobolaji.
Adejobi said the command is committed to decimating cultists in the state. To this end, the police operatives attached to Ikorodu Division on Tuesday, at about 12.30pm, engaged some suspected members of Aiye Confraternity in a gun duel at Igbelara Area of Ikorodu, Lagos State.
“The Police responded to a distress call from members of the public that some suspected cultists were seen at Igbelara Area with dangerous weapons to foment troubles and the police, with the help of some community members, raced to the scene before the deadly gang opened fire on them.
One of the suspects arrested
One of the suspects arrested

 

“The police operatives, in a swift reaction, responded and engaged the men leaving some of them injured and they fled with the bullet wounds. Two of them, Waliyu, m, and Timileyin Omobolaji,m, were eventually arrested with wounds while one cut-to-size pistol, ten (10) expended cartridges and six (6) life cartridges were recovered from them. The injured ones have been taken to hospital for medical attention.
“The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu, has appealed to the general public, especially medical practitioners, to alert the police whenever they come across any of the fleeing suspected cultists with bullet wounds. The police boss commended the gallantry of the police operatives and members of the public for their courage and commitment to tackle the deadly boys who have been terrorising the area and entire ikorodu.
“CP Hakeem Odumosu therefore ordered that the matter be tramsferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department, Panti, Yaba for discreet Investigation. He further vowed to get Lagos State rid of cultism and other vices as all hands are on deck to continually fight crimes and criminality to a halt in Lagos State,” Adejobi said.

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