Regretfully, a notorious cult member, Ibrahim Balogun, also known as Small JPron, who recently got arrested by the police in Lagos state talked about his involvements as a cultist.
On Wednesday, the Lagos Police paraded Ibrahim Balogun after he confessed to have killed three persons since becoming a cultist in 2009.
According to Punch, Ibrahim Balogun joined Eiye Confraternity to avenge his friend’s death and became the leader of the group eventually. Balogun’s friend, Sunday Folorunsho, aka Small Biscuits, was killed by a rival cult group, Aiye Confraternity and he felt killing Sunday’s killer would be the best revenge.
The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni said that Balogun had been declared wanted for murder and other offenses.
“It was the Aiye cult members who killed him (Folorunsho). So, the Eiye faction approached me and said I should join them and they would help me fish out the people who killed my friend. I had a lot of boys working for me. I have killed three persons among whom were Femi Wiper and Lekan Akon.
“I cut them with knives. I shot some other victims. They were killed in the Somolu and Bariga areas. It was in the evening that Femi Wiper was killed. We were going out for a carnival during the Easter period on Alade Street in the Somolu area when a fight broke out. He was the one who first pointed a gun at me and my boys hacked him to death.
“I have been to prison twice. I regret getting involved in cultism and I feel bad because I have signed an undertaking to quit but I was arrested while chasing a thief who stole a motorcycle.
“Earlier this year, there were major cult clashes, where criminal elements in the Somolu and Bariga areas engaged one another in a war of supremacy culminating in the deaths of some persons.”
Alongside Small Jpron, the police paraded 17 men who specialized in tracking bank customers in motorcycles, to dispossess them of valuables. Police said that two suspects were killed during a gun battle.
Items recovered from the hoodlums were one Bereta automatic pistol, four motorcycles, two locally-made pistols, four life cartridges, charms, six female handbags, seven ATM cards, three razor blades and identity cards. Two men were also arrested for car theft, while 12 policemen were arrested for misconduct. Owoseni thanked the public for supporting the police in its effort to rid Lagos of criminals.
“We enjoin the people to take up their civic responsibility; they should report strange faces, especially now that security agencies are cleaning up the creeks. Do not allow these criminal to seek accommodation or come to hibernate in your community,” Owoseni added.