The arrested suspects
A 22-year-old suspected cultist identified as Jamiu Rasheed, who was captured on CCTV on July 7, 2022, killing a rival cult member, Akinola Ayegbusi, at a restaurant in the Alapere area of Lagos state has been apprehended by officials of the Lagos State Police Command.
A statement from SP Benjamin Hundeyin, spokesperson of the state police command, says investigations revealed that Jamiu has been a member of Klansman Confraternity since 2017 and has participated in the killing of two other rival cultists.
''Investigation into the crime also led to the arrest of the armourer of the group, one Sheriff Module, aged 26, who was found with two locally made pistols; and one other cultist, Emmanuel Samson.
Sheriff who was also part of the killing confessed that it was carried out to avenge the death of their leader who was killed by the Eiye Confraternity on November 23, 2021.
Efforts are ongoing to arrest other fleeing cultists. Suspects will be arraigned at the conclusion of investigations'' Hundeyin said
The spokesperson said that the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, CP Abiodun Alabi, has called on parents/guardians as well as traditional/religious/political leaders to prevail on their children/wards and the teeming youth population to stay away from cultism and other social vices.