…as command parades 38 suspected kidnappers & cultists
By Kolawole Olayinka, Abeokuta
The Commissioner of Police in Ogun State, CP Ahmed Iliasu, on Monday vowed that there is no hiding place for the Badoo cultist gang, which has been on the prowl, killing people in some part of Lagos State particularly Ikorodu.
The CP stated this while parading 38 suspects before journalists at the State Command Headquarters, Eleweran, Abeokuta, Ogun State.
Iliasu said the badoo gang comprises of branded cultists who are hell bent on disrupting peaceful environment.
The CP said the Ogun Command armed with community policing had made tactical deployment and improved on its intelligence network towards taming criminal activities in the state.
He said: “It is a matter of nomenclature. Crime is crime. Crime is dynamic. Crime has no map. Whether Yahoo, Badoo or any other mythology you come, we are going to demistify you. We will get you and we have being getting them.
“We have made our tactical deployment and we have improved our intelligence network. We are trailing any suspect that is coming to the state with any intention to disturb the peace of this state. This is not a place for them.
“We have established community policing into the remote areas. We are confident to stamp out anybody who comes in under whatever guise. Crime is crime, you don’t brand it. You can only put a name just to guise yourself but the central point is that this people are cultists. These people are criminals. We will flush them out.”
The CP also said the command’s “proactive, tactical and strategic deployment” had yielded positive results following the arrest and parade of the 38 suspects.
The suspects, according to him, specialise in murder, kidnapping, armed robbery, cultism and car-snatching among others.
Of the 38 suspects, one was accused of murder, nine for alleged armed robbery, 11 for cultism, 3 for kidnapping, while others were paraded for stealing and theft.
Some of the items recovered included three vehicles (two Nissan and one Gulf 3), locally-made guns, phones, laptops and N384,000 cash from a suspected kidnapper.
The CP, however, called on residents to always provide useful information to assist the police in its duty to ensure a crime-free society.
“I am assuring the people that we are ready to sanitise and we have zero tolerance as far as any crime is concerned. They should sleep with their two eyes closed,” he said.