The Lagos State Police Command has arrested thirteen suspected cultists in the Mushin and Ikorodu areas of the state.
Among those arrested are nine teenagers who are members of different cult groups operating in the state.
In a statement signed by the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, some of the suspects, who were on rampage were arrested at Moroluke/Wey Street, Mushin on 8th Novemeber, 2020 at about 10pm.
The statement revealed that the Lagos State Police Command has vowed to get the state rid of cultists and hoodlums who foment troubles and threaten peace and security.
According to the statement, the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu gave the matching order recently to the Area Commanders, Divisional Police Officers and Heads of Department via Police Wireless Message that miscreants, cultists and hoodlums be sniffed out of their hideouts, arrested and prosecuted accordingly.
The statement read in parts, “In compliance with the order, police operatives attached to Mushin Division of the command have arrested some suspected cultists that were on rampage at Moroluke/Wey Street, Mushin on 8th Novemeber, 2020 at about 10pm.The suspects arrested include Daniel Adome, m, 18, Popoola Michael, m, 20, Kayode Thomson, m, 18, and Taiwo Okiki, m, 18.
“They are members of “Omo Kasari Confraternity”. Similarly, due to the recent cult related crises in Ikorodu Area of Lagos State, on 9th November, 2020, at about 1215pm, a special operational team, that was despatched by the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, led by the Divisional Police Officer in Ipakodo, arrested some members of *Aiye Confraternity* fomenting troubles in the area.
“The arrested suspects include Opeyemi Oderinde, m, 19, Otubu Samson, m, 17, Otako Jeremiah, m, 16, Kayode Agoro, m, 17, Agbelusi Sunday, m, 20, Kareem Ishola, m, 20, Olasojo Gbolahan, m, 18, Ayodele Olasukanmi, m, 18, and Segu James, m, 21.
“Items recovered from the suspects includes locally made guns, live cartridges, axes, cutlasses, charms and some other offensive weapons.
“The Commissioner of Police has concluded plans to work hand in hand with the Lagos State Ministry of Justice to secure speedy trials of the suspects as the command’s Operation Say No To Cultism continues.
“The Commissioner of Police however recognizes and appreciates the roles being played by community members in making the operation successful. He also calls for more supports from all and sundry in the fight against cultisim and other vices in the state.”
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