Five suspected militants were arrested by the Lagos State Police on the 17th of April following a fierce gun battle with the criminals at Ogijo in Ikorodu.
One of the officers of the Zonal Intervention Squad, ZIS, Zone 2 Lagos, who was present during the encounter with the criminals said the battle had been a tough one and the criminals proved to be very deadly but they succeeded in capturing some at Ogijo, while a few others escaped.
Among those arrested were; Tochukwu Ohanezim aka Almighty King of the Jungle; Oluwadamilare Ojo, Fatai Karounwi aka Kokoro, Akeju Adeniyi aka Tablet, Oyebanji Agboola and Innocent Ikechukwu.
The police officer, who refused to be named, said Tochukwu Ohanezim is the number 3 in their very notorious gang which is why he is called the Almighty King Of the Jungle. The number 1 and 2 succeeded in escaping and according to Almighty King Of The Jungle, they are now on the water, which is how they got into Lagos in the first place.
“These criminals are suspected militants. They came to Lagos through the water and from there they terrorize citizens. We got intel and went after them. They engaged is in a fight,” the policeman said.
“One of them, this one called Almighty King of the Jungle, he is their oga. During the fight, he was boasting. He said ‘If them no kill Osaze, them go kill Onome’. It’s a proverb. The other top members of their group escaped – Agboola, General, and Vice -, those are their names. During the fight, they were saying that before we will arrest them the village will suffer. This one called Almighty made the statement. They were so sure of themselves that they will succeed but their charm failed them,” he said.
LIB asked him how soon the suspects will be charged to court and he said further investigations will be carried out and hopefully, more people will be exposed. He stated that they were already calling some names and there is hope they will reveal more.
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