86 cultists apprehended in Lagos

Posted by News Express | 27 January 2020 | 524 times

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•Some of the arrested cultists

No fewer than Eighty- six Suspected cult members have nabbed by the Operative of Lagos State Police Command for terrorizing Íkorodu community and its environs in Lagos.

The suspects were arrested for involving in various violent attacks that claimed lives of many innocent members of the public in the area.

It was gathered that, on January 25, 2020 at about 06:00hour when acting on credible intelligence, the Special Strike Force on Social Miscreants established by the Commissioner of Police Lagos State, CP, Hakeem Odumosu, arrested 21 cult suspects at Adamo community, Imota.

The suspects who are members of two rival cult groups, Aiye and Eiye confraternity, mobilized from Emure and Adamo communities to unleash terror on residents of Adamo community and environs.

The arrest was carried out in a joined operation with operatives from Imota Police Station, Rapid Response Squad, Special Anti -Robbery Squad and Area N Command.

The police told our correspondent that it was the follow up to the operations carried out at Ijede where 65 cult suspects were arrested.

It was also gathered that about eleven assorted pistols of different calibre with large quantity of ammunition were recovered from the suspects.

Meanwhile, the Suspects have confessed to be responsible for series of violent attacks, murder and armed robbery incidents recorded in Ikorodu area of Lagos State.

The state’s commissioner of Police Hakeem Odumosu has reaffirmed the commitment of the Command to address the menace of cultism and youth gangsterism in Lagos.

He said the suspects will be charged to court after investigation has been concluded. (Leadership)



Source: News Express

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