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Police arrest 11 suspected cultists, traffic robbers

11 suspected cultists and traffic robbers known for attacking and dispossessing innocent people of their belongings have been arrested by the Lagos state police command’s operatives attached to the Strike Team of the Command at Railway Crossing, Ikeja Along, Ikeja-Lagos.

This was contained in a statement released by the police public relations officer in the state, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi.

According to the statement, the operatives who responded to a distress call from one of the victims (name withheld), raced to the area and arrested some of the suspects in action while others were arrested at their hideouts around Ikeja Along.

Adejobi said the suspects have confessed to the crime.

He added that the suspects also revealed that they attack their targets with iron rods, guns, cutlasses, and charms during operation.

He gave the names of the suspects arrested as Sadiq Masaki, m, 22, Oladimeji Olatunbosun, m, 24, Adam Hassan, m, 21, Tunde Afolayan,m, 24, Michael Ademola, m, 22, Olamide Johnson, m, 20, Abiodun Opeyemi, m, 22, Oluseyi Agbaje, m, 21, Daniel Ayomide, m, 20 and Adebayo Tobi, m, 21.

The police spokesperson said in the course of the investigation, the suspects revealed one of their receivers, one Idris Adamu, m, 42, who was immediately arrested at Alade Market, Lagos State.

A gold necklace of one of the victims and many other suspected stolen items like phones, neck laces, watches etc were recovered from him.

He said other victims of their robbery operation on the said date have been identified and assisting the police in their investigation.

He added that the police operatives are presently interrogating the suspects in order to extract more information on their mode of operations, membership and accomplices so as to apprehend other members of the gang and those who conspire with them in committing the dastardly act in the area and across the state.

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