Lagos State Police Command has arrested three alleged cultists suspected to be terrorising Lagos Island and environs.
Adebayo Dipo, 30; Alade Ogbulu, 30; and Kofi Olumide have been arrested following a raid by officers of the Lagos State Police Command to flush out elements terrorising Lagos Island and environs, Vanguard reports.
It was gathered that the State Commissioner of Police, Kayode Aderanti, ordered a comprehensive raid of all dark spots following incessant skirmishes around Lagos Island and environs.
Recovered from the suspects was a pump action rifle with serial number P. 960667, one single barrel rifle, four rounds of cartridges, two cutlasses and one battle axe.
Parading the suspects, Aderanti said the suspects confessed to be members of Abija group specialised in terrorising residents on the Island.
“I belong to the Abija group. If we count those who have been killed, they are about six. On that day when the PDP held their rally at the TBS, we shot dead one person. That was also the day former President Jonathan came to Lagos. After the rally, some of our boys shot dead Otun who brought his boys to engage us in a fight. It was one Layi, our gang member, who shot him. The following day, the APC faction came to Enuwa area to engage us in a reprisal attack; we also killed four of their members.
We worked for the PDP. We are loyal to Abija. It was Abija who brought all these guns. Abija had so many boys- too plenty to count. I was a meat pie seller before I joined the group in Lagos Island.”
Dipo, who hails from Irewole Local Government Area of Osun State, denied that the gang killed five persons after the rally. He said, “It was only Ashake that we killed. The others died during a fight with our gang. Nobody shot at them. We also lost some of our members during the clashes.”