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Aguda Cultists Clash: Police arrest 12 suspects

The Lagos State Police Command said it has arrested 12 suspects in connection with the clash between some youths in the Aguda area of Surulere on Sunday.

This is contained in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) and signed by the Command’s Public Relations Officer, Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP) Olumuyiwa Adejobi, on Sunday in Lagos.

Adejobi said that the incident left one Munero, a male, dead.

“Arms and ammunition were recovered from the suspects who are helping the police in their investigation.

“Munero is alleged to be a serial killer in the area and was lynched by irate youths.

“We have restored normalcy to the area,” the police officer said.

Adejobi said that the Commissioner of Police Lagos State, Hakeem Odumosu, had deployed additional men to the area under the supervision of the “Area C“ Commander, Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Fatai Tijani.

“We will still arrest more as we continue our investigation into the matter,” Adejobi said.

Meanwhile, Lagos Panorama confirmed that the Executive Chairman of Itire Ikate LCDA, Hon. (Dr.) Ahmed Olanrewaju Apatira in the company of DPO Ijeshatedo, CSP Mike Ochuko and DPO Aguda, CSP Oladele and SA on Security to the Executive Chairman of Coker Aguda Hon Quadri Onikeku, visited Pako Aguda with the newly Inaugurated Itire-Ikate Local Vigilante on Sunday.

An ATM machine vandalised during the clash
Dr Apatira in his address to the protesting youths of the community who claimed to have lost their love ones, he said “I am the Chief Security officer and it’s my Constitutional duty to ensure lives and properties are secured” the Council emphasized to calm the irate youths.

Dr Apatira urged them to go back to their various homes and allow the police to do their constitutional duty by bringing the culprits to justice and let peace reign in the Community.

A vandalised car during the clash
The Violent clash occupied night of Saturday 23rd January 2021 at Ashekun Aguda, lots of Valuable properties were destroyed.

The Lagos State task force on environmental Sanitation and special offences and other Police patrol vans arrived the Scene before the Council boss left the Scene.