By Esther Onyegbula
Operatives of the Lagos State Police Command have arrested an alleged serial killer, Ibrahim Abdullahi a.k.a Tiny and four others, shortly after midnight at his Ijegun-Egba area hideout.
The Lagos Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Bala Elkana, in a statement, said the suspect whose name sends shivers down the spine of residents of Satellite Town, Lagos, was arrested during an operation led by the Divisional Police Officer of Satellite Town Division, CSP Chike Oti, to rid the community of the violent activities of criminals.
It would be recalled that the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, Zubairu Muazu, had earlier in the week changed Area Commanders, DPOs and Tactical Unit Commanders in the state, to clamp down on members of unlawful societies and raid identified criminal enclaves.
Elkana said: “Based on this directive and credible intelligence received about Ibrahim Abdullahi a.k.a. Tiny, who had been on the run since he was linked to the murder of three residents of the community, Satelite Division swung into action.
“They said Tiny was arrested alongside one of his accomplices, Obinna Kelvin Okey, 23.
“During preliminary interrogation, they confessed to belonging to a cult group called the Aro-Bagger a.k.a. Vikings.
“Other cultists arrested during the operation include Ismaila Adebayo, 21; Bode Akodo, 21, and Abdulwahab, 25, all of Eiye Confraternity.
“CP Zubairu Muazu directed the Homicide Section of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, CIID, Panti, Yaba, to take over the case involving the said Ibrahim Abdullahi which has to do with an ongoing investigation on the three murder incidents linked to him.
“The other suspects were transferred to the Command’s Anti-Cultism Squad for further investigation,” he said.
In a related development, the PPRO added that one Stephen Egbe, a notorious traffic robber, who specialised in robbing commuters along Mile 2-Badagry Expressway, was caught in the act on March 23 at about 8:05 p.m. at Mosalashi Bus Stop, near Maza-Maza, by detectives of Satellite Town Police Division.