Fifteen members of three different cult groups have been arrested on Wednesday after rival cults clashed in Ketu, Lagos.
Reports reveal that members of the fraternity group engage in violence after the Eye, Aiye, and Buccaneer cult group were in a battle of supremacy over who should be in charge of collecting revenue at the popular Ketu market. The fight halted traders’ activities in the area as they scurry off the zone.
Muyiwa Adejobi, Lagos State Police Command, in a statement by its spokesman, said peace had been restored to the area.
The statement, which was titled, ‘Ikosi/Ketu Crisis: Police Restore Normalcy, Arrest 15 With Weapons’, reads,
“The Lagos State Police Command has restored normalcy to the Ikosi/Ketu area of Lagos State after a clash that occurred today, Wednesday 17th March 2021 at 6 am amongst some suspected cult groups, Eye, Aiye, and Buccaneer, as fifteen (15) suspects were arrested. Two (2) locally made pistols, some live cartridges, assorted charms, etc., were recovered from the suspects.
“The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu, who had deployed policemen including the Rapid Response Squad and Taskforce to the area to quench the crisis and restore normalcy to the area, has ordered that the suspects be transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department, Panti, Yaba for discreet Investigation.
“Preliminary investigation revealed that the crisis was connected to the revenue generation at the Ketu fruits market, and efforts are in top gear to apprehend other fleeing members of the gangs that orchestrated a crisis in the area.
“The Commissioner of Police has, however, reiterated the command’s commitment to fighting crimes and criminality, especially cultism, in the state. He stated that the command would harness all legitimate means to suppress cultists’ activities in the state.”