Police arrests notorious cultist while attempting to machete rival in Lagos


The Lagos State Police Command has nabbed an ex-convict and wanted cultist, Kanmi alias Father, along with his lieutenant, 22-year-old Alami Samuel, for unleashing terror in the Ilasamaja area of the state.

They were said to have invaded the community with the motive to inflict terror.

Police had gathered that some cultists, led by Kanmi, were planning to strike in Ilasamaja community on the March 29, 2018.

Kanmi had allegedly been terrorising the community for a long time now and had become worse since he returned from prison.

The DPO and his team who were on standby sighted the notorious cultist at Hassan Street, Ilasamaja, with two of his criminal associates in a fight with a young man suspected to be a member of a rival confraternity.

According to the police, Kanmi had lifted his matchet to cut his rival before he was challenged by the police team.

He immediately took to his heels and was pursued and arrested by the police.

A locally made pistol loaded with two cartridges was recovered from him.