LAGOS The operatives of the Anti-Cultism of the Lagos State Police Command, led by Akaninyene Etuk, a Chief Superintendent of Police(CSP)
The operatives of the Anti-Cultism of the Lagos State Police Command, led by Akaninyene Etuk, a Chief Superintendent of Police(CSP) have arrested six suspected cultists in the state.
The suspects were arrested on Wednesday, 11th July 2018 in two separate operations.
Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Police Command, Edgal Imohimi who disclosed the arrest during a press briefing at the headquarters of the Lagos State Police Command, GRA, Ikeja said that to sustain the onslaught against cultists in the State, “on 11th July, 2018, a reliable information from member of the public led to the arrest of the following suspected cultists during the initiation of new members into Black Axe Confraternity popularly known as Aiye, at Malambo Hotel, Ilasamaja area of Lagos State.”
The police boss gave the names of the suspected cultists as Shoyombo Opeyemi Abiodun, a 21- year-old, Kosoko Abiola Adewale, 22-year-old; Samsudeen Busari, 26-year-old and Seniboh Powel who is aged, 26 years.
He further disclosed that one horsewhip; charms; one battle axe; white, red and black garment with symbols of Aiye Confraternity; and weeds suspected to be Indian Hemp were among the exhibits recovered from the suspects.
Also, he said that in the same vein, Isiaka Habeeb and Mukaila Jimoh were arrested for suspected cult activities at Ijora-Badia area of Lagos State.
CP Imohimi assured that all the suspects would be charged to court as soon as the investigation is concluded.
In view of the fact that some of these suspects were arrested in a hotel during alleged initiation, the CP warned hoteliers to be wary of those who patronize them and carry out their businesses with rules and regulations guiding it.
He warned that when they give out their facilities and discovers that those using the facilities were hoodlums and criminals and they failed to report such persons to the police, they would be held responsible.