Police Arrests 185 Suspected Cultists in Ikorodu

Police Arrests 185 Suspected Cultists in Ikorodu


Oluwapelumi Fasoyin,Lagos


185 suspected cultists whose activities have been creating panic and threat to the safety of residents in Ikorodu area have been arrested by Lagos State Police Command.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Bala Elkana, said in a statement on Sunday.

The suspects were arrested following the Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu’s deployment of personnel from the command’s tactical unit in the Ikorodu, Ipakodo, Igbogbo, Ibeshe, Shagamu Road and Agbowa areas, among others.

"Eight locally-made pistols were recovered from the cultists, adding that all the 185 suspects would be charged,"

The PPRO said, the Rival cults, especially in Ikorodu, have in the last few weeks engaged themselves in a supremacy battle with resultant deaths on both sides. The CP, Hakeem Odumosu, gave operatives of the Special Strike Force clear instructions to reclaim and dominate the public spaces and ensure that no cult or gang operates in any part of the state.


However the personnel have so far arrested 185 notorious cultists and recovered eight locally-made pistols and other weapons from them. 

The suspects then confessed to belonging to the Eiye, Aiye, KK, Buccaneers and Vikings confraternities, among others.

“One Gbadamosi Mohammed, 30, suspected to be among the cultists, who killed one Madariola Sunday, at Ibeshe on May 21, 2020, was among the suspects arrested. 

Alongside are Onibudo Afeex, Habeeb Isa, Felix Igwoke and Taiwo Iyanu on Femi Taiwo Street, Ikorodu. They were arrested in an uncompleted building holding a cult meeting.

One Adeoye Daya, 25, a hitman for the Aiye Confraternity, was arrested at the Ikorodu Garage with one locally-made short gun and rounds of live cartridges. One Shodeinde Tosin, a hitman for the Eiye Confraternity in Igbogbo was also arrested with a locally-made short gun. The operations will be sustained in all parts of the state until the criminal gangs are defeated. The suspects will be charged.”

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