Police arrest 21 persons over killing in Lagos

Police arrest 21 persons over killing in Lagos

- About 21 people have been arrested over the killing of a man at Alapere-Ketu

- The spokesman for the state police command, Chike Oti, confirmed the arrest

- Alapere-Ketu said those linked to the crime will be prosecuted after conclusion of investigation

The police in Lagos on Sunday, June 24, announced that they had arrested 21 people over the killing of a man at Alapere-Ketu, following a clash by two cult groups.

The Alapere Police Division had raided some cultists’ hideouts and made arrests on Kazeem, Aminu and Akampson Streets in Alapere.

News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the spokesman for the state police command, Chike Oti, confirmed the arrest. He said that the suspects were being interrogated.

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According to him, “Those linked to the crime will be prosecuted after conclusion of investigation.”

It was learnt that the two rival cult groups clashed on June 16 in Alapere, resulting in the death of a man.

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A resident of the area said on condition of anonymity that cult clash had been on in Alapere for long. The source named the rival cult groups as Eiye and Aye confraternities.

Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had reported that the federal government deployed an AIG Danjuma Muhammad, to take charge of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport police command.

Muhammad took over from Abdullahi Ali, a commissioner of police, who retired recently.

The spokesperson for the command, Joseph Alabi, confirmed the development to journalists on Sunday, June 24, in Lagos state.

Alabi said that the deployment of an AIG to take over the helms of affairs at the nation’s busiest airport was strategic.

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