The police has arrested a leader of a notorious cult group in Somolu, Lagos known as EFCC boys, reports say.
Adebayo also known as Ogbor was arrested by policemen attached to the Alade Police Division on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at about 6 pm while he was drinking with friends at a joint close to Abiodun bus stop.
Ogbor, who has been a terror to the Somolu community, masterminded the release of a suspect known as Friday from police custody last week.
A resident, who craved anonymity, said, “For a long while now, Ogbor has been a terror to the Somolu community. He is the leader of the EFCC boys and is always in the company of other notorious cultists like Rasaki, Yomi Ado, Big Ahmed, Elewure, Eyin Bouncing, and Lekan Osanle.
“He actively participated in vandalising over 100 vehicles and the destruction of other property at Oreofero, Popoola and Akoka streets last year. Under the pretext of holding a candlelight procession for a dead member, Ogbor and his group looted and destroyed property in these communities.
“A few weeks ago, a printer, Lati, narrowly escaped death when he was attacked by a faction of a cult group led by Friday, the suspect who escaped with police handcuffs. Lati was wounded and was about to be shot, he was just lucky that the gun that Friday used got jammed.”
It was gathered that residents at Akoka and Popoola streets had written many petitions to the Lagos State Commissioner of Police over Ogbor’s activities.
Ogbor was also accused of participating in the disruption of a carnival at Akeju Street and indiscriminate shooting in the area. A soldier was reportedly wounded in the incident.
After the arrest, Ogbor was transferred to the Area H Command, Ogudu.
He was said to have been transferred again to the State Criminal Investigation Department, Yaba, where sources said he was being investigated for murder and other crimes.
When contacted, the Lagos Deputy Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Damasus Ozoani, said, “Ogbor was not arrested by the Alade Police Division, the arrest was carried out by the Area Command, Ogudu.
“Ogbor has a case to answer with the police. He is one of those who have been declared wanted by the police and he has presently been transferred to the SCID to answer allegations leveled against him. Investigations are currently ongoing.”