Police arrest 33 suspects for cultism in Lagos

Police arrest 33 suspects for cultism in Lagos

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By Esther Onyegbula
LAGOS—THE Police in  Lagos, Thursday, arrested 33 persons allegedly involved in the clash on Wednesday between two rival cult groups at Fadeyi-Onipanu area where two persons were killed.

Suspects

Trouble started after rival cult groups from Alakara, Mushin and Onipanu in Shomolu, armed with dangerous weapons, were engaged in a fierce supremacy fight at Fadeyi, Onipanu, along Ikorodu road.

At the end of the clash, two persons were killed.

The two victims, identified as Tobi Kuti suspected to be one of the hoodlums and Samuel Geoffrey, who works with DTD Services, Apapa were caught up in the web of the hoodlums as they unleashed terror at Fadeyi, Onipanu.

Confirming their arrest, Police Public Relations Officer,

Lagos State, DSP Bala Elkana, said on Wednesday 10 April at about 11:30 Onipanu Police Station received a distress call that hoodlums were on rampage and immediately patrol teams and operatives of Tactical Units were promptly deployed to the scene.

The teams swiftly contained the situation and restored normalcy.

Elkana said: “During the scuffle, one Tobi Kuti suspected to be one of the hoodlums and one Samuel Geofrey of DTD Services, Apapa, who was caught in the web were killed by the hoodlums.

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“Patrol teams and operatives of Tactical Units were promptly deployed to the scene. The teams swiftly contained the situation and restored normalcy to the area.
“The command has deployed more resources to the affected areas for manhunt of other fleeing members of the gangs. Investigation is ongoing.

“The Commissioner of Police, Zubairu Muazu has called on Parents to monitor the activities of their children especially those who engage themselves in cult activities and gangsterism, as the Command is duty bound to deal decisively with criminal elements in line with the law and protect the lives of the good people of Lagos State”, he added.



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