Following the incessant attacks by the terror gang known as Badoo in Ikorodu, security operatives attached to the Lagos State Police Command have announce the arrest of 133 suspects in different parts of Ikorodu, Lagos.
According to the Police, the suspects were arrested during raids at Bayeku, Ikorodu Main Town, Igbogbo and Majidun.
The raid involved a joint team of the Police, Department of State Services (DSS), Rapid Response Squad (RRS), Lagos State Neighbourhood Watch Corps (LNSC), Oodua People’s Congress (OPC) and local vigilante group, Onyabo.
The arrest of the 133 suspects was the fourth since the security forces began clampdown on suspected cultists, ritual killers and kidnappers terrorising Ikorodu.
The Nation reported that the joint operation led by the Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) in charge of Operations, Imohimi Edgal, stormed Ikorodu in the early hours of today, Wednesday, July 12, 2017, following fresh intelligence.
The Nation gathered that most of the suspects were raided at Majidun, an area hitherto occupied by militants.
It was further learnt that all the suspects were taken to the Lagos Taskforce’ office in Oshodi for screening.
According to the command’s spokesman, Olarinde Famous-Cole, an Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), those found wanting would be charged to court, while those found to be innocent would be released.
Olarinde said: “After combing several criminal hideouts in Ikorodu and its suburbs, scores were nabbed. Those arrested are suspects. They are to be screened. Arrests were based on intelligence and in conjunction with local vigilantes.”
He added that “we went on the raid of those communities because of the activities of ritual killers and all cult related activities taking place in the area.
“The first step is to screen all suspects and that is already being done at the taskforce office. All those found wanting will be charged to court while the innocent will be released.”