The Ogun State Police Command has intercepted five suspected members of a dreaded cult group who were on a revenge mission from Mushin, Lagos State.
Spokesperson of the Command, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, who confirmed the arrest on Tuesday, said the body of a young man was also recovered from the suspects.
Oyeyemi said the suspects; Babatunde Shittu, 25, Ayobami Morenikeji, 15, Fidelis John 23, Abdullah Adegbenro 17, and Oyeyemi Bakare, 20, were arrested following a distress call to Sango Area Command Headquarters that a group of boys armed with cutlasses and other dangerous weapons were seen with a male corpse in a tricycle heading towards Ota.
Upon receiving the distress call, the Area Commander Sango-Ota ACP Monday Agbonnika, quickly mobilised a patrol team to the area where the hoodlums were destroying property and robbing innocent people along Ilo Awela Road. The Police team engaged the suspects, subdued them and arrested five of them
On interrogation, the suspects told the Police that they went to a social function in Mushin, Lagos, and on their way back, a fight ensued amongst them and in the process, one of them was knocked down by a fast-moving vehicle and he died on the spot.
They claimed that they were taking the corpse to the families of their attackers namely; Omo Ekun, Lampad, and Anko purposely for a revenge mission.