Police arrest 11 suspected cultists in Lagos

Lagos State Police Command on Monday said it has arrested 11 suspected cultists in the state.

The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu said the suspected cultists who were arrested over the weekend, have been terrorising Owode-Elede, Agilinti, Maidan and Afinjuomo all in Mile 12 and Ketu area of Lagos State.

He said they were arrested during different operations by the operatives attached to Ketu Division of the Command.

The suspected cultists all males were Yusuf Abiodun, 22, Jamiu Salami, 30, Dare Taiwo, 27, Oluwatobiloba Aberaman, Balogun Taofeek,18, Samuel Owolabi, 16, Ejemina Godfrey, 39, Godwin Innocent, 22, Keneting Uduenga, 29, Ayeni Wales, 29 and Lekan Olajide, 22.

Items recovered from them included one locally-made pistol with life cartridges, weed suspected to be Indian hemp and assorted charms.

The Police Chief reiterated his commitment to fighting cultism and other crimes within the state to a standstill. He, therefore, directed that the suspects be handed over to the new Deputy Commissioner of Police State CID, Panti, for further investigation.

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