THE police at Sango area command and Sango divisional police station have arrested no fewer than 100 suspected cult members. Cult members have, in recent times, been on the rampage around Joju, Araromi, Idiorogbo, Osmak, Temidire and Johnson Market, killing three people in the process.
Lagos Metro gathered that 40 of the arrested cult members had been remanded in prison custody, while about five of them had been convicted.
Residents of the Lagos border communities had, in the last two weeks, been thrown into confusion, following the constant clashes between Eiye and Aiye confraternities.
A resident of Johnson Market, Jide, told Lagos Metro that “about three people have been killed in the last two weeks by the cultists.”
He added that “almost on alternate days, members of the Eiye and Aiye groups fight and use that opportunity to rob and harass law abiding residents of the area.”
Jide also said “they are fighting at Dalemo, Joju and other places but what is happening at Johnson market is worse.”
A police source at Sango area command, who pleaded anonimity, told Lagos Metro that “we have been arresting them on a daily basis in the last three weeks.
“We have arrested over 100 of them from different places and we have arraigned them in court.”
Efforts to get the reaction of the image maker in charge of the state police command, Muyiwa Adejobi, were futile, as calls put through to his mobile phone lines were not answered, while a text message to the same line was yet to be responded to as of the time of filing this report.