The Lagos state Police Command has arrested a notorious and most wanted cultist identified only as Kanmi aka 'Father' in Ilasamaja area of the state.
SP Chike Oti, the command spokesperson said in a statement that Kanmi alongside members of his gang was planning to strike the community on March 29.
He said the Commissioner of Police, Edgal Imohimi, directed the Divisional Police Officer, DPO of Ilasamaja, SP. Oriyomi Oluwasanmi Titilayo to bring to an end the reign of blood thirsty cult henchman, who had been terrorising the area.
"The DPO and team who were on standby for him and his gang, sighted Kanmi at Hassan Street, Ilasamaja with two of his criminal associates in a fight with a young man suspected to be a member of a rival confraternity. Kanmi had lifted his matchet to cut his rival before he was challenged by the police team.
"He immediately took to his heels and was pursued and arrested by the police. He was frisked and a locally made pistol loaded with two cartridges was recovered from him.
Also arrested was one Alami Samuel, a 22-year-old man and alleged associate of Kanmi.
Imohimi urged residents who "belong to these nefarious clandestine societies to renounce their membership or be arrested and dealt with according to the law."