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Man arrested for robbery, cultism

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Man arrested for robbery, cultism

By Felix Kuyinu

The Police at Ejigbo Divisional Police have confirmed the arrest of a suspected armed robber who was reported to have put the community under tension for a long time.

Segun Kazeem, the 21 years old suspect, who is also alleged to be a cultist, was arrested by a team of Policemen led by the Divisional Police Officer in Ejigbo, CSP Olabisi Okuwobi after receiving information from members of the community.

Kazeem, popularly referred to as ‘No Case’ was arrested over the weekend when he and his gang visited the premises of an undisclosed Primary School in Ejigbo where the residents were in the queue for their Permanent Voter’s Card (PVC) collection.

Echonews gathered that Kazeem of the Eiye Confraternity was initially declared wanted by the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Edgal Imohimi, having led groups of notorious robbers who robbed the residents of their money and other valuables.

Reliable sources disclosed that should a robbery victim refuse to give out his belongings, such person would be killed and that his head would be used for ritual purposes.

The suspect, who lived at Lafenwa area of Ejigbo, confessed to have orchestrated most of the successful robbery operations in the area.

He also confessed to have murdered a businesswoman at Ori Oke Bridge who had just returned from her overseas trip. Kazeem disclosed further that he and his gang robbed the woman of her valuables, cash and gold trinkets including several foreign currencies running into millions of dollars and pounds.

During a search on the house of the suspect, the police recovered arms and ammunition such as several rounds of bullets, six locally-made cut-to-size pistols, pump action guns and several pots of charms for his protection.

The state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), CSP Chike Oti, said the police were still investigating the case.

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