The Lagos State Police Command has arrested another notorious cult member who has been accused of conspiracy in many murders in the Mushin area of the state.
According to Police authorities, the suspect, Sodiq Shittu, who is believed to be a member of Black Axe Confraternity, was arrested on Friday on Lawani Street.
PUNCH Metro learnt that the suspect, who had been on the police wanted list for some time, had earlier been arrested, charged to court and remanded at the Ikoyi Prison.
However, the suspect was said to have been released from prison custody under controversial circumstances.
Police Public Relations Officer, Ngozi Braide, said the suspect reappeared on police radar after he was accused of killing someone at the Empire area of Jibowu, which is believed to be a stronghold of Eiye Confraternity members.
Braide said after the alleged murder, policemen attached to the Alakara Police Division, spotted the suspect and arrested him.
She said, “Around 9pm on September 13, 2013, a team of policemen attached to Alakara Division, arrested Sodiq Shittu. The suspect is a key member of Black Axe Confraternity and is alleged to have led a team of cult members including one Ashanti, Tunde and Taju aka Orji, to a shoot-out and killed a rival cultist belonging to Eiye Confraternity at the Empire area of Jibowu.
“After the attack, the suspect was said to have fled to Ikeja to avoid arrest but the police remained on his trail. He was finally arrested on Lawani Street. The suspect has been linked with numerous murders in the Mushin area of the state as well as Surulere.”
Braide said the police were carrying out investigations into how he was released from prison.
“Last year, he was arraigned in court for murder, but last month he mysteriously regained his freedom. Investigations will reveal this in due course,” she said.