Wild Jubilation In Ikogbo, Imoshe, Ejila As Wanted Suspected Cultist And land Grabber, Baba Isila Nabbed
there was wild jubilation in Ikogbo, Ejila, Imoshe and other adjoining villages as the wanted suspected leader of notorious cultist and land grabber, Adekunle Isaac Ajose, popular as Baba Isila who had been terrorizing the communities, was on Monday November 8, 2021, arrested by men of Igbesa Divisional Police Station.
A source who craved anonymity for fear of reprisal,told our Corrsepondent that the arrested suspect has been transferred to Force Headquarters, Abuja for further interrogation before his prosecution.
Our source disclosed that Ajose, and his other gang members have been declared wanted over their involvement in series of crime related activities which included; oil bunkering, vandalization of Ikogbo Police Station, robbery, attack on property owners, threat to lives and unlawful damages of properties in the communities.
Other members, he mentioned included Ibraheem Fasasi Bello; Taofik Ajose (aka Portable); Solomon Ajose (aka Aliyah) Rasaki Odunoye; Soliu Odunoye, saying they have fled immediately their leader was arrested.
He said: “Many residents have abandoned their houses out of fear. They always attack people with guns, machete and other dangerous weapons.
“We have written petition to Ogun State Government, Police and Department of State Security Services (DSS) over their criminal activities and was published in one of the Nigeria widely read newspapers. Police have arrested four among them on Wednesday, September 23, 2020, after their attack on Ikogbo Police Station, vandalizing patrol van, sporadically shooting at police officers and snatching gun from a police officer on September 23, 2020.”
He added that residents of Imoshe and Ikogbo communities found it difficult to sleep with their two eyes closed due to daily attack by this ‘criminal elements’ due to the level of insecurity within the area.
“They have no specific job rather than robbery and land grabbing. They always come to hide in Imoshe community whenever they rob in Lagos or Ogun states”, he added.
Recall that VOA News had earlier reported the foiled attack by suspected cultists and land grabbers in Imoshe, Ikogbo and other villages in Ejila Awori.
Another source disclosed that a 33 years old Ajose’s junior brother, Bello, who is junior brother to Fasasi Bello, is serving a jail term in Kirikiri Maximum Prison in Lagos State after found guilty to the charge of robbery.
He said Bello was arrested with one Kazeem, including a 26 years old Hassan, by operatives of Rapid Response Squad (RRS), of the Lagos State Police Command for robbery.
He revealed that Bello, was the gang’s armourer and was caught with two guns and machetes. He said they both confessed of cult gangs and have specialised in placing orders for phones online, and then rob the delivery men.
He said they also confessed to have shot an RRS police officer in LASU/Igando area, saying he learned his shooting skills as a cultist.
Another source, who spoke with VOA News Correspondent, revealed that they always converge in the morning in front of Ikogbo Police Station before moving to the area they want to attack, adding that the symbols of Eiye confraternity were drawn on their chests.
He said the residents are calling on police authorities both in Ogun, Lagos and Force Headquarters as well as the anti-land grabbing Task Force to save them from these mindless attacks by hoodlums and allow justice prevail on whoever that is arrested.
“We want Police to come and do thorough investigations to unravel other atrocities of this hoodlums to enable peace return to the communities. They always contacted other cult members from other communities and their godfather who is also a land grabber to commit crime,” he said.
It was learnt that contempt of court was filled against them on November 30, 2020 but they refused to appear in court as they prove more superior than any court.