Police arrest 13 ‘cultists’ in Lagos

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Operatives of the Lagos State Police Command have arrested 13 suspected cultists alleged to have wreaked havoc in the Mushin and Ikorodu areas of the state.

The suspects, Daniel Adome, 18, Popoola Michael, 20, Kayode Thomson,18, Taiwo Okiki, 18, Opeyemi Oderinde, 19, Otubu Samson, 17, Otako Jeremiah, 16, Kayode Agoro, 17, Agbelusi Sunday, 20, Kazeem Ishola, 20, Olasojo Gbolahan, 18, Ayodele Olasunkanmi, 18 and Segun James, 21, were arrested on Monday night and yesterday afternoon by policemen attached to Mushin and Ipakodo Divisions.

While nine of the suspects were apprehended around 12:15pm Tuesday at Ikorodu, four were picked up at about 10pm on Monday during a street disturbance at Moroluke/Wey Street, Mushin.

A statement by police spokesman, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, said their arrests followed marching order given to Area Commanders, Divisional Police Officers (DPOs) and Heads of Departments by Commissioner, Hakeem Odumosu.

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“The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu gave the marching 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.

“According to the Commissioner of Police, cultism precedes and precipitates other heinous crimes and social vices; and it must be tackled headlong.

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