Fadeyi: 33 arrested Over Cult Clash in Lagos
The Lagos State police command has arrested 33 persons for their alleged involvement in cultism, gang war and murder of two persons in Fadeyi area of the state on Wednesday.
Trouble started after rival cult groups from Alakara, Mushin and Onipanu in Shomolu, armed with dangerous weapons, were engaged in a fierce supremacy fight at Fadeyi, Onipanu, along Ikorodu road.
Spokesman of the command, DSP Bala Elkana, made this known in a statement on Thursday and said that two locally-made short guns with 10 live cartridges and other dangerous weapons, including cutlasses and knives, were recovered.
“During the scuffle, one Tobi Kuti, suspected to be one of the hoodlums and one Samuel Geofrey, of DTD Services, Apapa, who was caught up in the web, were killed by the hoodlums. Patrol teams and operatives of Tactical Units were promptly deployed to the scene,” he said.
“Patrol teams and operatives of Tactical Units were promptly deployed to the scene. The teams swiftly contained the situation and restored normalcy to the area.
“The command has deployed more resources to the affected areas for manhunt of other fleeing members of the gangs. Investigation is ongoing.
“The Commissioner of Police, Zubairu Muazu has called on Parents to monitor the activities of their children especially those who engage themselves in cult activities and gangsterism, as the Command is duty bound to deal decisively with criminal elements in line with the law and protect the lives of the good people of Lagos State”, he added.