By Christopher Oji, Lagos
The Lagos State Command of the Nigeria Police Force has disclosed that it is investigating a new cult gang identified as ‘Zero 4’ that is spreading all through the Ajah and Lekki Area of the state.
The gang, according to the police, has been terrorising the people of Lekki, Ajah, Badore, Sangotedo, Elemoro, Ibeju-Lekki and Akodo areas of Eti-Osa Local Government Area of the state.
The police said its operatives have already arrested three suspected members of the violent gang, whose names were given by the police as Joshua Ubokuhi; Emmanuel Yusuf and Adewale Hammed.
The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, said in a statement: ‘They were arrested with some charms and weapons including two cuttlasses marked “Zero 4” which is the mark on the suspects. This mark has been subjected to investigation in order to get more information about the suspects and their group. The police have also recovered their operational bus.
‘In the same vein, CP Hakeem Odumosu has scheduled a meeting with the Area Commaders and Divisional Police Officers for Tuesday, March 9, at the POWA Hall, Oduduwa, Ikeja, to review the anti crime strategies of the command with a view to solidifying the security architecture of the state.
‘He has also ordered the Deputy Commissioner of Police incharge of State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (SCIID), Panti, Yaba, to take over the suspects and ensure their quick trial and the prosecution of other cases under investigation at the SCIID as the Command has a duty to maintain law and order and public safety in the state.
‘Odumosu has again vowed to take the anti crime fight of the command to the dens of hoodlums and criminals in Lekki and Ajah areas of the state.