Officers of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) have arrested two leaders of rival cult gangs and 10 others over the incessant cult and gang wars plaguing Agege and environs.
The Police Public Relations Officer, Lagos State Command, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, said the arrest of the fourteen suspects is part of a series of efforts by the Lagos State Police Command to improve the security situation in Agege and the state at large.
The leaders of the rival cult gangs arrested are Rasheed Abdulateef, popularly known as Adagun aged 25 and Abubakar Mohammed a.k.a Yaba aged 29.
Other suspects arrested include Daramola Idowu, Anjorin Lateef, Akeem Odusanya, Sulayman Odusanya, Alasela Olamilekan, Apelogun Elijah, Musa Mali, Moses Sunday, Isiaka Hassan and Musa Thairu.
The suspects were arrested in sting operations spanning two weeks led by the Commander RRS, CSP Olayinka Egbeyemi.
The arrest of the two rival gang leaders, Adagun and Yaba, along with their gang members followed sustained and diligent intelligence gathering within Agege communities.
Recovered from Adagun are a rifle butt, police vest, pepper spray, a knife, machete, and hard drugs amongst others.
Furthermore, two other suspects, Monday Okezie aged 36 and Oluwasegun Oladipupo aged 32, notorious for supplying hard drugs to the gangs were arrested with large quantities of codeine, tramadol and Rohypnol; and have been handed over to the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).
The remainder of the suspects has been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID) for further investigations and eventual prosecution.
The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, CP Abiodun Alabi, has assured the people of Agege in particular and Lagos State in general that the Command will continue to combat cultism and related crimes towards ensuring lasting peace in the state.