Police detectives attached to Sagamu Road Division, led by the Divisional Police Officer, got hold of a wanted serial killer and cultist, Agodo Segun, at Odongunyan area of Ikorodu, Lagos State, on Sunday, April 4, 2021, at about 10a.m.
This was disclosed by the state police spokesman, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, in a statement on the same day.
According to Adejobi, Segun, said to be a senior member of Eye Confraternity, had been on the run for a while since he got the wind that he had been declared wanted by the police for his atrocities in Ikorodu area of Lagos State.
But he was sighted in Ikorodu on Sunday while the DPO Sagamu Road Division and his men were on surveillance patrol around Ikorodu.
The suspect, who had been mentioned in many murder cases, including the killing of a policeman in Ikorodu, was found with two locally-made revolver pistols, each loaded with seven and 14 live cartridges, an axe, some cutlasses and assorted charms.
The PPRO also stated that in a similar operation, police detectives attached to Alakuko Division of the command arrested one Sola Akinwole (27), on Friday, April 2, at about 5.30am, while he and his gang members were robbing at an automobile motorcycles shop, located at AMJE Bus Stop, Alakuko area of the state.
The police spokesman said that the detectives raced to the scene in response to a distress call from the shop.
The police operatives had been told that the armed robbers had shot one of the guards in the shop, Tairu Baba (20), before the police arrived at the scene.
A locally-made pistol and four cartridges were recovered from the suspect, Adejobi added.
He said that the state police boss, Hakeem Odumosu had ordered that the suspects be transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department, Panti, Yaba, for further investigation.
Odumosu further stated that the command would not leave any stone unturned, in making sure that the state is sanitised of criminals, especially cultists who had been the major perpetrators of crimes and social vices in the state.