Suspects Were Apprehended Based On Reliable Information
Nineteen suspected cultists were on Wednesday, reported arrested in Imeke, a suburb of Badagry by the Lagos State Police Command.
SP Samson Akhiromen, the Divisional Police Officer in Badagry, revealed this when the new District Correspondent of News Agency of Nigeria for the area, Mr Raji Rasak, visited the divisional office.
Akhiromen, revealed that the suspects were apprehended at about 11 p.m. on July 27 when the suspects were having a meeting to carry out an activity.
In his statement he revealed that a reliable source from the city gave useful information that led to the arrest of 18 males and one female suspects.
The DPO, who led the team of policemen that arrested the suspects, said they were caught with two machetes, nine mobile phones and charms.
“We got information from a reliable member of the public that some cult members were meeting in Imeke area.
“I led a team of officers under my division to the place and 19 suspected cultists were arrested.
“Although they denied being cult members, they said they were traditional worshippers known as `Ogun worshippers’.
“But their members who had renounced membership recently identified them and they were subsequently arrested immediately,” he said.
The case was reported to have been transferred to the Lagos State Police Command, Ikeja, for further investigation.
He took the opportunity to urge members of the public to always provide the police useful information on illegal activities in the community.
He added that with such information, communities would be free from criminals and cultists.
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