The Ogun State Police Command has arrested a suspected cultist as well as a notorious Eiye confraternity leader, Akibu Tikare, 26.
This was disclosed by the spokesman of the Command, Abimbola Oyeyemi, in a statement on Tuesday.
Tikare until his arrest was alleged to have been on the wanted list of the command.
Oyeyemi said the suspect was arrested by policemen attached to Ogijo Division on Saturday at the scene of a robbery.
He added that suspect’s arrest followed a distress call received at Ogijo Division at about 9:30pm on Saturday.
He said that the caller had informed the station that a group of armed robbers was operating between Gbaga and Kamalu area of Ogijo in Sagamu, robbing people of their belongings at gunpoint.
He said: “On receiving the information, the DPO of Ogijo Division, Mr Muhammed Baba, led his men and some members of a vigilance group to the scene.
“There, the suspect was arrested while other members of his group whom he claimed came from Ikorodu and Owutu areas of Lagos State escaped.
“Some of the victims had identified him as one of those that robbed them of their belongings such as cell phones and cash.
“A locally-made-double-barrel short gun was recovered from the suspect.”
Oyeyemi said the Commissioner of Police, Edward Ajogun, had directed the immediate transfer of the suspect to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for discreet investigation.
Ajogun equally ordered the police to fish out those members of the gang that escaped during arrest.