Police arrest 100 suspects for cultism, violent crimes in Lagos

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No fewer than 100 suspected criminals have been arrested by the Operative of Lagos State Police Command for terrorizing Íkorodu community and its environs in Lagos.

The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Bala Elkana, in a press statement, said the suspects were arrested for involving in various violent attacks that claimed lives of many innocent members of the public in the area.

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 operations with operatives from Imota Police Station, Rapid Response Squad, Special Anti -Robbery Squad and Area N Command.

“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.”

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.