There was wild jubilation in Isolo and Ilasamaja environs at the weekend as the Lagos State police command put an end to the reign of a notorious cult member and serial rapist in the area.
The Guardian learnt that the suspect, simply identified as Wasiu, had terrorized the area for a very long time.
“Four months ago, he raped a 14-year-old girl. He locked up the girl in his room from 9.00a.m. to 8.00p.m., while the girl was repeatedly beaten and raped before she was later released,” a resident, who refused to be named, said.
Wasiu was arrested by operatives of Ilasa Division, led by the Divisional Police Officer (DPO), Oriyomi Oluwasanmi, a Superintendent of Police (SP), following a series of complaints from concerned residents.
“He is a known cult member, who is a terror to the community. You needed to see jubilation by members of the community waving goodbye to him and telling him never to come back. He has been a terror,” a member of residents’ association said.
Confirming the incident, Lagos Police spokesman, Dolapo Badmos, a Superintendent of Police, said: “He’s been arrested and detained for rape. He is currently undergoing interrogation with our gender desk unit. I can assure you he would be prosecuted in court.”