3 Teenage Cultists, 1 Other Arrested In Lagos
Three students and an apprentice tailor from Ogun State have been arrested for allegedly planning to stage a reprisal against some rival cult members who are students of a secondary school in Akinyele, Alakuko area of Lagos.
The name of the four arrested cultist suspects were given as Tosin, 18; Sunday, 15; Olayinka, 14 and Ayomide, 15, respectively.
The suspected teenage cultists were allegedly about to take on their rivals at a secondary school at the Alakuko area of Lagos State when policemen from the Alakuko Division rounded them up, on Friday.
Lagos State Police Command spokesperson, CSP Muyiwa Adejobi, in a statement, said the police struck on getting wind of the planned attack.
He said: “The police operatives attached to the Alakuko Division of the Lagos State Police Command on Friday, April 16, 2021, arrested four suspected cultists who came from Ogun State for a reprisal against their rival cult members at the Junior Secondary Schools, Akinyele, Alakuko, Lagos State.”
Adejobi stated that three suspected teenage Cultists, Tosin and Olayinka are students of a community high school in Ijoko, Ogun State, while Babatunde is a secondary school student in Dalemo.
“Sunday is a tailoring apprentice at Dalemo,” the police spokesman said, adding that items including “cutlasses, weeds suspected to be Indian hemp and assorted charms were recovered from them.”
In another development, detectives at D9 (Anti-Robbery) Section of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Panti, Yaba have apprehended three suspected armed robbers.
The names of the suspects were given as Victor Alfred, Chubike Donatus, and Isiaka Olamide (all 19 years old) and they were arrested at a hotel on Ajibike Street, Ogudu, Ojota, around 3am on Saturday.
Lagos police spokesperson, CSP Muyiwa Adejobi, said: “One Beretta pistol, weeds suspected to be Indian hemp and assorted charms were recovered from them.”
The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, Hakeem Odumosu, ordered that the suspected cultists be moved to the command’s Special Squad, Ikeja, for proper investigation and possible arrest of other members of their gang.
He said the suspected armed robbers would also be properly investigated and profiled by the Anti-Robbery Section of the SCIID.
Odumosu restated the commitment of his command to eradicating cult-related crises and other forms of criminality in Lagos and making the state hot for any cult or armed robbery group.