The Olu of Ibasa, Ijegun-Egba Land in Satellite Town Lagos State, Oba Afeez Oriyomi Shittu, has called on Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu and Lagos State Commissioner of Police, CP Abiodun Alabi to pay attention to insecurity and cult killings in the communities.
The monarch disclosed this at a joint traditional meeting and press briefing at the monarch’s palace.
The monarch, who was represented by Baala of Ibasa, Ijegun-Egba Land, Chief Olanimodi Oni Abayomi, alleged that these deadly groups over the years engaged in killing, raping, and robbing innocent residents both day and night.
According to the monarch, many have in the past years fled from their houses in different locations across the community for safety due to this group’s frequent attacks.
He said the residents have been troubled by the deadly activities of cultists, hoodlums, area boys, and thieves across the different locations in the communities to the extent that nobody can sleep with two eyes closed.
“Worried about these unpleasant experiences, the residents made very strong steps when Oba Shittu ascended the throne two years ago. It yielded positively with the assistance of the Lagos Police Command to arrest some of these gangs. Some of them are still in the Police net for investigation and interrogation.”
The traditional ruler, said to their greater surprise there is a rumour going round that some people suspected to be their godfathers are lobbying for the release of these hoodlums and cultists without prosecution.
“We are appealing to Governor Sanwo-Olu, the Local Government Chairman, Police, and other NSCDC and security agencies to assist the residents to apprehend these gangs in their hideouts. They have many jungles across the communities where they smoke hemp, take drugs, and perpetrate their heinous crimes in the night,” he added.