The operatives of the Lagos State Police Command have arrested an ex-convict identified simply as Kanmi aka Father, Lagos’ dangerous and most wanted cult leader in Ilasamaja community, Mushin, Lagos Mainland.
According to the Police, credible intelligence revealed that some cultists led by Kanmi were planning to strike in Ilasamaja community on Thursday, March 29, 2018. The development prompted the State Commissioner of Police, Imohimi Edgal directing the Divisional Police Officer of Ilasamaja, SP. Oriyomi Oluwasanmi Titilayo to bring to an end the reign of the bloodthirsty cult henchman who had been terrorising the community for a long time to an end.
It was gathered that at exactly 5:00 pm on Thursday, Kanmi whose trademarks were sorrow, tears, and blood arrived the community with his gang unknown to him that his rank had been infiltrated by the underground operatives of the Command.
The gallant DPO and team who were on standby sighted Kanmi at Hassan Street, Ilasamaja with two of his accomplices in a fight with a young man suspected to be a member of a rival cult group.
The cult leader had lifted his machete to hurt his rival before he was challenged by the police team.
He immediately took to his heels and was given a hot chase by the Police officers before his eventual arrest. He was frisked and a locally made pistol loaded with two cartridges was recovered from him. Also arrested alongside the suspect was one Alami Samuel.
Commenting on the incident, the Lagos Police chief, Imohimi Edgal said: “all those who belong to these nefarious clandestine societies should renounce their membership or be arrested and dealt with according to the law.”