The Special Strike Force on Social Miscreants, that the Lagos state Commissioner of Police, Mr Hakeem Odumosu inaugurated, has arrested the leader of Aiye Confraternity, Sikiru Samuel.
According to the statement issued via the state Police Public Relations Officer, (PPRO), DSP Bala Elkana, on Sunday; the team recently deployed to curb activities of cultists and other social miscreants in Ikorodu and its environs; arrested the 24-year-old Samuel, popularly known as “Samora”, at Imota, Ikorodu.
He listed other members of the gand arrested as Adegboyega Ismaila, 19; Sunkanmi Shonubi, 19, popularly known as “Napel”; Adigun Faruq, 18; Rilwan Akinwale, 30; and Victor Uju, 18, a.k.a “Zino”.
Also arrested were Juwon Idowu, 18, a.k.a “Lighter”; Rasak Adebola, 20, a.k.a “Bobo” and Kehinde Keshinro, 18.
“The gang is responsible for series of violent attacks and gang violence in Ikorodu and environs.
“One of such violent attacks, which happened on Feb. 12; led to the death of one David Nwanga, 30, of Araro Adamo area.
“The suspects have been handed over to the homicide section of the State Criminal Investigations Department (SCID), Yaba, for discreet investigation and they will be charged to court,” Elkana said.
He also said that policemen from the Oke Odo Police Station on patrol on the Lagos/Abeokuta expressway; arrested five social miscreants and recovered one double barrel shot gun and three live cartridges from them.
“The police intercepted the social miscreants at Katangowa refuse dump, smoking dry weeds suspected as Indian hemp.
“On sighting the police, the miscreants took to their heels but the police chased down and apprehended them. The suspects will also be charged to court,” Elkana said.