By; RAYMOND TEDUNJAYE, Lagos
No fewer than 19 suspected cultists from Ogun and Lagos states are now cooling their feet in police net in Lagos over a bloody fracas in some parts of Lagos on Monday.
Though, the root cause of the clash could not be ascertained at the time of filing the report, but source said it may not be unconnected with the activities of operators of commercial motorcycle popularly known as Okada riders.
According to report, the Intruders from Ogun State were recruited by some of their friends in Lagos to assist them to defeat and take over control of leadership of their areas.
The bloody clash, our correspondent gathered occurred at Alakuko, Dalemo and Kola areas of the state, where dangerous weapons were freely used.
The Commissioner of Police Lagos State Command Hakeem Odumosu confirmed the fracas in a release made available to journalists on Monday.
He confirmed that dangerous weapons, assorted charms and weeds suspected to be Indian hemp were recovered from them.
While putting the record straight, Odumosu said intelligence at the command’s disposal revealed that the hoodlums came from Otta axis of Ogun State to lay siege on the affected border communities on cult related crises and the command has been repelling them.
He disclosed that the command has deployed additional police personnel, including Police Mobile Force, to curtail the hoodlums; and restored normalcy to the crises affected communities.
According to the release by CSP Muyiwa Adejobi, the police public relations officer, Odumosu has also directed that the arrested suspects be transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department, Panti, Yaba for discreet Investigation.
Odumosu however called on the community leaders in the areas to support the police in combating the crises and getting rid of the bad boys and their antics in their respective areas and in the state at large.
He assured that the command is working assiduously with the Ogun State Police Command to decimate the activities of the hoodlums and cultists in the border areas and towns across the state.
In addition, he warned motorcycle operators, commercial drivers and Lagosians in general to respect the laws of the state and desist from attacking police personnel and other security operatives who are enforcing the Lagos State Traffic Regulations and COVID-19 safety protocols.
The Police Commissioner emphasised that the command will continue to discharge its duties without fair or favour.