By Evelyn Usman
Officials of the Lagos Neighborhood Safety Corps, LNSC have apprehended four suspected members of a robbery gang who attacked members of the Redeemed Christian Church of God , during a prayer session on Lagos Island.
Preliminary investigation revealed that the suspects were also members were also cultists .
The suspects: Rahman Mogaji( 32), Timileyin Olusegun (21) Adeyinka Oduwoye ( 28) Kehinde Imutola (35) Temitope Agboola (20) and Dare Abiodun (20) as gathered, stormed the prayer ground at the Tafa Balewa Square , where they dispossessed the worshipers of valuables , including cash. Some of them wee said to have also engaged in ‘ pick pocket’.
Spokes man for the Corp, Afolabi Olawale who confirmed the arrest, said : “The LNSC team during one of its regular motorized patrol ,received an intelligence/distress call on the activities of the gang at the venue of the prayer session. The team swung into action immediately and with the cooperation of members of the church, two members of the gang were apprehended and taken to the Corps Custody for interrogation. The interrogation later led to the arrest of four other members . They all confessed to have been involved in activities of Pick-Pocketing, stealing and burglary in Lagos Island area.
“ It was also observed during interrogation, that all the suspects have one or two marks in different coloration and identifications similar to those of cultists. This made LNSC to hand-over the suspects to the Lion Building Police division for further interrogation and possible prosecution.”
Meanwhile, the Board Chairman, DIG Israel Ajao (Rtd) clarified that “LNSC was not established to harass anyone but to protect all and sundry in line with the policy of the present administration in the State which is centred on the people.
“But we need the cooperation of all to achieve a safer and secured Lagos, therefore all law abiding citizens should continue to go about their lawful businesses without any fear.”