Two notorious cultists killed at political gathering, twenty-one persons arrested


Two persons identified as Ibrahim a.k.a Small Japron and one Solo, (surnames unknown), were yesterday killed at a political gathering allegedly organized by Hon. Ademorin Kuye at a place called Home Touch, situated at No. 228, Ikorodu Road by Obanikoro Way, Lagos.

It was gathered that the deceased persons, who had involved in several cult clashes, were on the wanted list of the police for leading several cult fights in the Shomolu, Bariga, Fadeyi and Ojuelegba areas of the state.

Investigations revealed that they were trailed to the gathering by a rival cult group who invaded the arena and began to attack people.

The fight was however brought to an end by the police who arrived quickly at the scene and made some arrests but unfortunately for the notorious cultists, Ibrahim (a.k.a Japron) and Solo, they died as a result of injuries sustained during the fight.

Confirming the development, the Public Relations Officer of the Lagos State Police command, Mr. Chike Oti recalled that the command had on September 10, 2018, issued a press statement warning politicians not to gather in public places without notifying it to enable adequate provision of security and prevent hoodlums from hijacking such events.

Oti regretted that the host of the political meeting, Hon. Ademorin Kuye, did not inform the police of his intention to host his supporters.

He however disclosed that 21 persons had so far been arrested in connection with the case and were currently being questioned by homicide detectives of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (SCIID) Panti, Yaba adding that also invited to Panti, was the politician, Hon. Ademorin Kuye.

He said,” The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Imohimi Edgal has ordered a manhunt for the perpetrators of this dastardly act, vowing that the command will leave no stone unturned in ensuring that the authors of the crime are prosecuted.

“He once again requests politicians to inform the police before gathering in public places. He notes that until the INEC gives the go ahead, political campaign at this time is illegal and those in breach of the electoral law will be made to face the full wrath of the law”.

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