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Sunday, January 26, 2020

Police arrest 100 suspects for cultism, violent crimes

The Lagos State Police Command has arrested about 100 suspected criminals in the state. Eighty-two of the suspects were arrested in the Ikorodu area of the state, with others picked up in other locations.

The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Bala Elkana, in a press statement disclosed this;

“On January 25, at about 06:00 hours, acting on credible intelligence, the Special Strike Force on Social Miscreants, established by the Commissioner of Police Lagos State Command, Hakeem Odumosu, arrested 21 cult suspects at Adamo community, Imota.

“The suspects, who belong to two rival cult groups, Aiye and Eiye confraternity, mobilised from Emure and Adamo communities, to unleash terror on residents of Adamo community and environs. The arrest was carried out in a joint operation with operatives from Imota Police Station, Rapid Response Squad, Special Anti Robbery Squad, and Area N Command. This is a follow up to the operations carried out at Ijede where 65 cult suspects were arrested.

“Eleven assorted pistols of different calibres with a large quantity of ammunition were recovered from the suspects. The suspects confessed to be responsible for a series of violent attacks, murder and armed robbery incidents recorded in Ikorodu area. The suspects will be charged to court.

“The Commissioner of Police further reaffirmed the commitment of the Command to address the menace of cultism and youth gangsterism in the State.”,

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