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Police arrest notorious cult ring leader in Lagos

A notorious armed robber and cult ring leader, Ismaila Rasaq has been arrested by the Lagos State Police Command after weeks of manhunts.

This was contained in a statement released by the Police Public Relations Officer of the state, Bala Elkana after the arrest.

Bala Elkana stated that officers from Ilemba Police Station led by the Divisional Police Officer, CSP Kazeem Abonde, arrested Rasaq who resides at No. 27 Alubatika House Ajangbadi, Lagos on July 28th. Bala says the suspect is the leader a notorious armed robbery gang responsible for robbery attacks within Iba, Okokomaiko, Ojo and Ajangbadi using Okada motorcycles.

According to the police spokesperson, Rasaq and his gang members operate mostly in restaurants, bars and ware shops. He added that the suspect is number two in the hierarchy of leaders of Eiye confraternity , ravaging Abraham Adesanya College of Education ijanikin and its environs and has participated in killing a member of rival group at Ojo area this year in retaliation of the killing of their member.

Upon interrogation, Rasaq said his cult group mostly use guns and axes in killing their victims. He confessed to have participated in the robbery operation of a sporting bet shop at IBA on June 11th alongside three other gang members where they dispossessed their handsets and money at gun point.

The CCTV footage played to him buttressed his statement as he confirmed that he was the one in the video holding a locally made shot gun. He equally confirmed that his gang members were killed by SARS operatives during a shoot out during another robbery operation at IBA.

The state Commissioner of Police Lagos State, CP Zubairu Muazu has ordered SARS to take over the investigation and prosecution of the suspect.

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