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Lagos Police raid cultists’ hideouts; arrest 39, recover dangerous firearms

By Titilope Joseph on 17/06/2019

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No fewer than 39 suspected cultists have been arrested in Lagos by a Divisional Police Officer who raided a cultists’ hideouts at Bariga area of Lagos.

The suspects who were arrested on 13th June 2019 at about 6.50pm, in a raid tagged ‘Operation Crush’ following a credible Intelligence, carried out by the Operation Crush team.

According to the Police Public Relations Officer, Mr Elkana Bala, the operations which lasted for exactly three hours, 10 minutes, succeeded in apprehending one Danjuma Bala, a notorious cultist and 18 other members of his gang within ages 20 and 45.

“In a follow-up operation on 15th June, 2019 from 5.30pm to 10.11pm 12 additional suspects were arrested. They are within ages 23 and 32.

“On 12th June, 2019 at about 3.00am, Operatives of Operation Crush from the Anti Cultism Unit, led by the OC Anti Cultism, CSP Frank Nelson, stormed cultists hideouts at Oshodi where one Ayuba Balogun ‘m’ 28 years old, a cult leader and three members of his gang were arrested.

Recovered from the suspects are two automatic Guns, One JOJEFF Pump Action Gun, four locally made Pistols was recovered.

 The investigation led the team to Mangoro area, Dopemu, Agege at about 7.00am, where one Segun Moyo ‘m’ 34 years old and one other member of their gang were arrested.

However, on 10th of June, 2019 at about 7.00pm, Operation Crush from Marogbo Police Station, led by the Divisional Police Officer arrested two cult leaders namely, Enahoro Ifon ‘m’ and Sunday Oti ‘m’, in their hideout along Badagry Expressway.

The suspects confessed to belonging to ‘Eiye’ and ‘Aiye’ confraternities.

The Commissioner of Police, Cp Muazu Zubairu said the suspects will be charged to Court as soon as investigation is concluded. (Daily Independent)

Source News Express

Posted 17/06/2019 1:51:04 PM





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