The operatives of Lagos State Police Command have arrested a suspected cultist, Taiwo Akinola, for allegedly attempting to kill his mother, Mrs. Alice Akinola, for cybercrime ritual purposes.
According to the Command’s spokesperson, CSP Chike Oti, Taiwo who lives with his mother at No.2 Raji Ajanaku Street, Alaja Road, Ayobo, Lagos Mainland, is a staunch member of the notorious Aiye confraternity.
Oti said: “At about 8:00 am on Sunday, August 19, Taiwo went to his mother’s provision store in front of their apartment and told her to meet him inside the house for an important discussion and at same time sent his nephew, Faruk, to go buy him a white handkerchief and a stick of cigarette.
“As soon as his mother entered the house, the suspect attacked her, smashing her head with a plank, pressing iron and a UPS charger to ensure she didn’t survive the ferocious attack.”
He continued that: “When his nephew, Faruk, returned from the errand, he didn’t see his grandmother in the shop so he went into the house only to see the poor woman lying in a pool of her own blood. Shocked by what he saw, the small boy raised the alarm which attracted neighbours to the scene.”
Oti added that the neighbours called the Divisional Police Officer, Ayobo Division, who arrived the scene of the incident with his team and arrested the suspect. He noted that the victim has been rushed to an undisclosed hospital for treatment where doctors are making efforts to revive the mother who is presently unconscious.
Upon interrogation, the suspect disclosed that he was asked to kill his mother in order to have more money, Oti said.
The Command however enjoined Lagos residents to cooperate with the Police in ridding the state of crimes by providing credible and timely information.