Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu approved a 21-year jail term for convicted cultists in the state a fracas started between cult groups in the community over who should collect revenue at the popular Ketu market. The scuffle grounded economic activities in the axis as residents, traders stayed off the zone.
According to a statement from the command 15 suspected cult members of Eiye, Aiye and Buccaneer have been arrested. Two locally made pistols, some live cartridges, assorted charms, etc were recovered from the suspects and normalcy has been restored in the area.
The State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, who had deployed policemen including the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) and Taskforce to the area to quench the crisis and restore normalcy to the area, has ordered that the suspects be transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department, Panti, Yaba for discreet Investigation.
Preliminary investigation revealed that the crisis was connected to the revenue generation at the Ketu fruits market, and efforts are in top gear to apprehend other fleeing members of the gangs that orchestrated the crisis in the area.
Odumosu however, reiterated the command’s commitment to fighting crimes and criminality, especially cultism in the state.
He stated that the command will harness all legitimate means to suppress cultists’ activities in the state.