A notorious cultist, Ibrahim Abdullahi, a.k.a Tiny, whose name sends shivers down the spine of residents of Satellite Town, Lagos, was arrested shortly after midnight (0030hrs) on March 23, 2019, at his hideout in the Ijegun-Egba area of the town in Lagos.
This was disclosed by the PPRO, DSP Bala Elkana, on behalf of the Lagos State Commissioner of Police.
He said that the suspect was arrested with four others during an operation led by the Divisional Police Officer of Satellite Town Division, CSP Chike Oti, to rid the community of violent activities of criminals.
It will be recalled that the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, CP Zubairu Muazu, had earlier in the week charged Area Commanders, DPOs and Tactical Unit Commanders in the state to clamp down on the activities of members of unlawful societies and raid all identified criminal enclaves.
Elkana explained that based on this directive and credible intelligence received about Ibrahim Abdullahi a.k.a Tiny, who had been on the run since he was linked to the murder of three residents of the community, Satellite Town Police Division swung into action.
He said that Tiny was arrested alongside one of his accomplices, Obinna Kelvin Okey, 23.
During preliminary interrogation, they confessed to belonging to a cult group called the Aro-Bagger a.k.a Vikings.
Other cultists arrested during the operation included Ismaila Adebayo, 21, Bode Akodo, 21 and Adefesun Abdulwahab, 25 – all of Eiye Confraternity.
CP Zubairu Muazu directed the Homicide Section of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Panti, Yaba, to take over the case involving the said Ibrahim Abdullahi which had to do with an ongoing investigation on the three murder incidents linked to him. The other suspects were transferred to the Command’s Anti Cultism Squad for further investigation.