The leader of a cult group, Supreme Berry Boys, simply identified as Bello, has told the story of how he was recruited into at the age of 12 when in Junior Secondary School.
The then 12-year-old has risen to become the head of the cult group before he was apprehended by operatives of the Lagos State Police Command for alleged murder and other related offences.
Now 22, Bello’s cult group operated from Itire and Mushin areas of the Lagos State and he has been on the Wanted List of the police before he was arrested.
The Commission, Lagos State Police Command, Hakeem Odumosu, who paraded the suspect and 20 others, said Bello has confessed to be responsible for series of violent attacks, murders and armed robbery incidents recorded in Idi Araba.
The suspect, who operates in areas such as Lawanson, Donsunmu, Ashimowo Bakare, Omo-Bola, Mushin and Itire, told detectives that he was initiated into the cult at the age 12 when he was in JSSI .
Odumosu added: “He later rose to the number one position.
“The gang has an official Facebook page (Bbl Baloteli) with 1,928 friends.”
According to Bello, the group uses the Facebook page and other social media accounts to recruit new members, plan attacks and give updates to members.”
So also did command bust a syndicate in Agbara that specialised in robbing market women.
Odumosu said: “There was information that a particular gang that targets traders, especially women, on Agbara Market day, were at it again.
“Recently, members of the gang, who operate on motorcycles, were sighted by some operatives.
The hoodlums were robbing victims, but one of them met his end.
“Godwin, who was arrested, had a locally made gun with three live cartridges recovered from him.We have declared manhunt for other fleeing gang members .”