The Lagos state police Anti-kidnapping Squad with team coordination coming from federal anti-robbery squad operatives (FSARS) nabs about twenty suspected drug peddlers in their hideouts and recovered two bags of weeds suspected to be Indian hemp.
Parading those suspects, the commissioner of police Edgal Imohimi said parent should query every action of their wards of “what they do, “where’s is their location at all times” and “every of their decision making process at all times before its lead them to crime , this he said as an implication was the reason children engage more in cult activities. Continuing, the commissioner said operatives of his command successfully picked some cult members at itowolo creek along majidun in ikorodu
In a statement made available to urban express news-online through its Police Public Relation officer chike Oti, a superintendent of police, said other suspected criminals that are involved in drug peddling were also apprehended in a makeshift structure along creek road with a location in Ajegunle, Apapa.
He said the command also recovered an ammunition during police operatives routine patrol within that location’’ that has something to do with a man in possession of a Gun, on sighting security operatives, dropped the gun, jumped into the waterways to escape arrest.
He said double barrel gun ammunition was recovered adding that efforts were still on to arrest him.
‘’we equally receive credible information from a good Nigerian leading to arrest of a notorious cultist who has been terrorizing oworonshoki environment with name Dare Damilola’s (28) Years.
According to the police spokesman, the said cultist was arrested after the command acted swiftly on the credible intelligence it got from a concerned Nigerian.
He said the investigation remains in progress as efforts are still on to arrest members of his gangs that are still at large
Meanwhile, the command has also smashed a syndicate which specialized in the sale of West Africa Examination Council, WAEC questions and answers to students. Those arrested were four suspected members of the syndicate, among them, a Physics and Mathematics teacher in one of the private schools in Ondo state.
The syndicate which also has its members in Ghana was discovered to have created different Whatsapp groups where questions and answers of the ongoing WAEC were released to their agents who in turn sold them to WAEC candidates. Surprisingly, all the questions and answers released via the Whatsapp groups were exactly the same as those written in the examination halls.
Also arrested was an operator of a fake WAEC centre at El-Supreme Private School located at 3, Oseni Adekogbe street, in Igbogbo area of Ikorodu, with the recovery of WAEC question papers and answer sheets suspected to have been forged. In this case, the operator, Adeniyi Joshua, of El-Supreme Church was alleged to have swindled unsuspecting members of the public during registration for WAEC examination.
He was said to have conducted the examination but ended up dumping the answer scripts in a school instead of taking them to WAEC designated points. Explaining further, Lagos state commissioner of police, Mr Edgal Imohimi described the case of the syndicate who leaked questions and answers to WAEC candidates, as a national embarrassment.
He disclosed that when intelligence report on activities of the syndicate was received, he deployed the Decoy team of the Rapid Response Squad, RRS to investigate and ensure the arrest of the saboteurs. He disclosed that the arrest of the suspects was made in Edo, Osun and Ondo states.
He said: “Investigations revealed that these atrocities were committed through the following websites: www.ceebook. net – 07069198008; www.examloaded.com – 08162563540; www.guruscamp.com – 08132876664 ; www.solutionclass.com – 08060987041 and www.expotab.com – 09039642826. There were also 32 Whatsapp groups through which the questions and answers were sent. Four suspects; Samuel Kayode, (28) Adebayo Ifeoluwa, (17) Alayande Ahmed, (16 ) and Elusode Festus,( 20) were arrested, while other suspects are in Ghana. “We discovered that the question papers given by these syndicates are a word for word with the ones provided by WAEC for the candidates.
The four suspects confessed and admitted to having committed the crime. Evidence of this was established through their mobile phones.” The effort he said was still in progress to get owners of the websites and also to find out how the question papers got out of WAEC office, adding that the command would liaise with the WAEC to unearth the insider connivance.