The Lagos State Police Command spokesperson, DSP Bala Elkana said that a notorious cultist, Ibrahim Abdullahi, was arrested shortly after midnight (0030hrs) of March 23, at his hideout in the Ijegun-Egba area.
Abdullahi better known as Tiny, whose name sends shivers down the spine of residents of Satellite-Town was arrested during an operation led by the Divisional Police Officer of Satellite-Town Division, former image maker of the Command, CSP Chike Oti, to rid the community of the violent activities of criminals.
It will be recalled that the Commissioner of Police, Lagos 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 this directive and credible intelligence received about Abdullahi who had been on the run since he was linked to the murder of three residents of the community, Satelite division swung into action.
The said Tiny was arrested alongside one of his accomplices, Obinna Kelvin Okey, 23.
During a preliminary interrogation, they confessed to belonging to a cult group called the Aro-Bagger aka Vickings.
Other cultists arrested during the operation include: Ismaila Adebayo 21, Bode Akodo, 21 and Adefesun Abdulwahab, 25 – all of Eiye Confraternity.
CP Zubairu Muazu directed the Homicide Section of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Panti, Yaba, to take over the case involving Abdullahi which has to do with an on-going investigation on the three murder incidents linked to him. The other suspects were transferred to the Command’s Anti Cultism Squad for further investigation.
In a related development, one Stephen Egbe, a notorious traffic robber who specialised in robbing commuters along Mile 12/Badagry Expressway, was caught in the act on March 23 at about 2005hrs, at Mosalachi bus stop near Maza- Maza, by detectives of Satellite Town Police Division. The Command Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) is directed to take over investigation.
“All the suspects arrested will be charged to court” Elkana said.