Wide jubilation erupted at Ishashi community area of Lagos State on Wednesday when a 31-year old notorious cultist and armed robber, Olamide Oloruntobi, was allegedly shot dead during exchange of gunfire with the police.
LEADERSHIP gathered that the late notorious cultist, who was the leader of the dreaded Aiye confraternity in the area, met his Waterloo at Durosooto Street, Celenizer, New Mebamu, Ishashi, at about 20:40hrs, when the police were alerted that the group, led by the deceased were terrorising residents of the area.
It was reports that the Divisional Police Officer in charge Ishashi Division, SP Amuda Abolaji led a team of policemen to the scene.
It was learnt that the hoodlums opened fire on the police team immediately they sighted them, this led to a hot exchange of gunfire and when the dust settled, Olamide Oloruntobi was found dead.
Meanwhile, his locally made pistol with one live ammunition was recovered while the corpse had been deposited at Badagry General Hospital mortuary for autopsy.
The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, Mr. Edgal Imohimi who confirmed the Incident charged the Divisionsl Police Officer, DPO, of the area to do all he can to arrest fleeing members of the gang.
He also directed the head of the Intelligence Unit of the Command to assist the DPO in that regard.