Men of the Lagos State Police Command have arrested a suspected cultist, Emmanuel Olatunde, aka Pastor, for allegedly terrorising residents and business owners in the Bariga area of the state.
Spokesperson of the command, Bala Elkana, stated that the suspected cultist, had been linked to a series of robbery and murder cases in the area, he further stated that he was responsible for the death of Ahmed Karowi, a suspected member of the Aiye Confraternity.
He stated, “On Saturday, September 14, 2019, around 11.15pm, following sustained monitoring, detectives from the Bariga Police Station arrested one Emmanuel Olatunde, alias Pastor, 31, at No. 27 Oremenunu, Ibafo Street, Bariga. The suspect, who is an ex-convict, is a high ranking member of the Eiye Confraternity terrorising people in Bariga and environs.”
“He has a link with a series of robbery and murder cases in Bariga. He is responsible for the murder of one Ahmed Karowi, an Aiye Confraternity kingpin on Wednesday, September 11, 2019, an investigation is ongoing and the suspect will soon be charged.”
A man identified as Kehinde Bakare has been arrested by the police for the alleged murder of one Samuel Ladejo.
The spokesperson of the police command, Bala Elkana, revealed that one locally-made pistol with two live cartridges was recovered from Bakare, he further stated that he would be charged.
The PPRO stated, “On Thursday, September 12, 2019, around 4.15pm, following sustained monitoring, one Kehinde Bakare, 23, a prime suspect in the murder of one Samuel Ladejo, was arrested at Obalende and one locally-made pistol with two live cartridges was recovered from him.”
“It will be recalled that on Monday, October 1, 2018, around 6am, one Bisi Komolafe, an assistant manager at Famous Hotel, situated at No. 36 Obalende Road, Ikoyi, Lagos, reported at the station that one of the hotel’s employees, Samuel Ladejo, left the hotel to attend a party on Obalende Road, Ikoyi, where he was stabbed in the chest by some boys, who ran away. After being rushed to the General Hospital for treatment, the victim later died in the hospital. One Umukoro Otega was earlier arrested in connection with the crime and charged. Bakare will be charged too.”