A suspected cultist, Ibrahim Abdullahi aka Tiny, whose name sends shivers down the spine of residents of Satellite-Town, Lagos, is now in police custody.
This is according to DSP Bala Elkana, the Police Public Relations Officer Lagos State Command.
NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that the suspect was arrested shortly after midnight of March 23, 2019, at his hideout in the Ijegun-Egba area of the town during an operation led by the Divisional Police Officer of Satellite-Town Division, CSP Chike Oti, to rid the community of the violent activities of criminals.
Recall 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 Ibrahim Abdullahi aka Tiny, 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.
Others 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 the said Ibrahim Abdullahi which has to do with an ongoing 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 23/03/2019 at about 2005hrs, at Mosalashi 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.