In furtherance of the Lagos State Police Command’s zeal to decimate cultists in the state, the police operatives attached to Ikorodu Division yesterday, Tuesday, January 19, 2021, around 12.30pm, engaged some suspected members of the dreaded 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 and on sighting the police, the deadly gang opened fire on them.
The operatives, in a swift reaction, responded and engaged the cultists in a gun duel. When the cultists realized they were no march for the policemen, they fled from Igbelara with bullet wounds but two of them, Waliyu and Timileyin Omobolaji were eventually arrested with 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 commanded the gallantry of the police operatives and members of the public for their courage and commitment to tackle the deadly boys who have been terrorizing Igbelara area and the entire Ikorodu town.
He also 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.
Odumosu afterwards, renewed his vow 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 and ordered that the case be transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID), Panti, Yaba for a more discreet Investigation.