Seventy five suspects have been arrested in connection with the bloody Ijesha-Aguda supremacy battle which recently claimed two lives.
Lagos State Police spokesperson, DSP Bala Elkana, stated that investigation is ongoing and the suspects will be charged to court.
On Sunday, 15 December, 2019 at about 11:41am, Police received a distress call that there was a gun shot at Pako, Aguda Canal. On getting to the scene, Policemen found the corpse of one Alagodo (27), a follower of one Eluku who is currently in prison over violent crimes.
The following day at about 8:30am, some hoodlums from Ijesha, in what looks like a reprisal attack, stormed Aguda in large numbers with cutlasses, bottles, stone and other dangerous weapons.
The hoodlums destroyed about 22 shops and vandalised some vehicles. Some hoodlums from Aguda equally reacted. One of the hoodlums from Aguda known as Timileyin Odulana was injured by the hoodlums from Ijesha. He was rushed to the Military Hospital, Yaba, where he was confirmed dead.
Police teams from the Special Strike Force on Social Miscreants, Rapid Response Squad, Area C Command Surulere, Aguda and Ijesha Divisions were mobilised to the scene and the situation was brought under control.
Meanwhile, the Command has intensified patrols and surveillance within the affected areas.