The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, CP Fatai Owoseni, has made a startling revelation while having a session with royal fathers and other stakeholders in Ikorodu community following the spike of crime in the axis.
According to who accused some Obas of being ‘spies’ to kidnappers and other crimials in the community, Owoseni, there is a conspiracy of silence among the monarchs over the various killings in the area.
“Most of the Baales you have in Ikorodu are spies to these vandals and militants. This is why I am here. The conspiracy of silence must stop. We need intelligence from the traditional rulers. We have seen the shrines belonging to these militants, we have destroyed them. We have gained entrance into Ishawo creeks and forests,” Owoseni disclosed during the meeting with the monarchs.
He continued that “killing for rituals must stop. With your support, we can stop it. Let us take ownership of our areas and expose the hoodlums amongst you. Some of the Baales and chiefs supply foods to these militants.”
The revelation by the Police chief is coming following the serial killings by the fearless ritualist group, Badoo, and the deadly militant attacks in Ibeshe, Isawo and other neighbouring communities in Ikorodu. As a result, residents have fled their homes in droves in search of safety.
Speaking on how to forestall crime in the area, Owoseni said, “we need the traditional institution to come out boldly. If we join hands together, we can arrest all these bad boys. The speculation is that it is the traditional institution that is sending these boys to take people’s blood.
“We believe it is not true, but the traditional rulers should rise up against the killings. We need the traditional institution to come out boldly. Your farmers and fishermen know these kidnappers and militants but there is conspiracy of silence.”
“They don’t want to expose these criminals. Partnership with you would help us fight these criminals effectively. Ikorodu axis is leading in kidnapping, pipeline vandalism and ritual killings,” Owoseni added.