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Six suspected cultists arrested in Lagos

One Fatai Kalejaiye was arrested while initiating one Kolapo Ayeobasan into a cult group in the Ikorodu area of Lagos state.

The spokesperson of the State Police Command, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, stated this in a statement, explaining that Fatai, who has confessed to being a member of Eye Confraternity, was caught while performing rites of initiating the second suspect, Kolapo.

Adejobi added that police operatives attached to Ipakodo Division, Ikorodu, have also arrested four suspected cultists namely Sunday Mesagan, 16, Damilade Matiminu 24, Oladimeji Orimoloye 19 and Akinmoye Emmanuel 24.

The police spokesman disclosed that the arrest was made following complains received from one Temidire Ogunbajo, of No 4, Abejoye Street, Majidun, Ikorodu area of Lagos State, that some suspected armed cultists invaded her house and attacked her and other residents of the Majidun community, Ikorodu, at about 8.30pm on April 16.

“The Police, in conjunction with local security operatives in Ikorodu, swung into action and arrested them one after the other between 16th April and 18th April, 2021, while others are still at large.

“Items recovered from them include one chissle, one cutlasses, broken bottles, charms and some offensive weapons.

“The suspects will be taken to the Command’s Special Squad for further investigation on the order of the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu. The Commissioner of Police has also ordered that the fleeing members of the gangs be apprehended by all means so as to cause them to face the full wrath of the law,” Adejobi said in his statement.

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