Police nab 10 suspected cult members, others in Lagos

Police nab 10 suspected cult members, others in Lagos

The Lagos State Police Command has arrested 10 suspected cult members in the state.

Specifically, the suspects were apprehended by operatives of the Special Strike Force on Social Miscreants at Ogunmuyiwa St, Itire; based on credible information about their activities.

DSP Bala Elkana, the Police Public Relations Officer, made the disclosure in a statement, on Sunday in Lagos.

According to him, the operatives got an intelligence report on April 8, 2020 at about 2000 hours; that the suspected cultists were operating in the Itire area. Thereafter, Elkana said the operatives stormed their hideout and arrested the following suspects: Ahmed Ajibosi, Quam Gabriel and Rasheed Afolabi. Also arrested was Terry Ebode, Ibe Ugochukwu, Yusuf Abubakar, Uche Ndubuisi, Lateef Akintunde, Ojo Sunday and Wale Sodiq.

Further, the Police spokesman disclosed that in a related development; Shagamu Road Police Station arrested six persons suspected to be miscreants that had caused trouble at Agric Bus Stop, Owutu.

“The suspects arrested are namely: Olushola Shotola, 33; Samuel Adebayo, 28; and Umaru Ibrahim, 23. Others are Ayo Idowu, 30; Gbolahan Adeola, 18; and Hammed Lukman, 35.

“Investigation is ongoing, the suspects will be charged to court,” Elkana said.

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Meanwhile, the Lagos State Police Command says its operatives at Bariga station have arrested four persons; suspected to be involved in the killing of a 16-year old maid in the area.

Also,  Elkana made this known in a statement issued on Sunday in Lagos.

The Police spokesman revealed that on Saturday morning, the Police received information that one Shade Moke, female, aged 41; conspired with three others to allegedly kill one Halimat Sodiq, female, aged 16, over allegation of stealing.

Specifically, Elkana said that the victim, who is a house help to Moke, was accused of stealing N2000 from her madam; an allegation she was said to have denied.

According to the statement, the madam allegedly invited three other persons, who tortured the girl to death.

“They allegedly buried her secretly at Atan Cemetery in Yaba Lagos, so as to conceal the murder. The four persons, suspected of complicity, were arrested but they denied the allegations.”

 

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