P.M.EXPRESS reports that Lawal, who was arrested with one of his members, Seun Adeniyi, led a violent operation in Idimu some days back which led to the death of a victim while he escaped and went into hiding.
However, Lawal did not hide for long time before the unit of Police Intelligence in Ejigbo Division led by the DPO, CSP Olabisi Okuwobi, apprehended him at Mafor area of Ejigbo and handed them over to the Idimu Police Division for the case of murder.
During the arrest, the Police also recovered a long specialized axe, which Lawal used to kill people during operations. It was also handed over to the Idimu DPO, CSP Adora Dimaka as exhibit.
In the course of preliminary investigation, Lawal was said to have made confessional statement and mentioned his leader and spiritual head, known as Emir, and one other member and they were also arrested and detained at the Idimu Station for conspiracy and murder.
The arrest of the suspects caused wild jubilation in both Idimu and Ejigbo because the criminal gang was known in both areas before they were arrested.
When P.M.EXPRESS correspondent visited Idimu Police Division, the suspects were said to have been transferred to SCIID Panti, Yaba, Lagos, for further investigation over their criminal conducts in the state.
The Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Bala Elkana, who confirmed the arrest of the suspects and others in the areas, then promised to give details of their activities with other criminal elements also arrested in the State.
The suspects may be charged before the Court for armed robbery and murder if the Police at SCIID Unit find them culpable and may be jailed for life if they are found guilty in Court.