Security operatives have nabbed some notorious cultists and criminals with charms and pistols while hiding inside a hotel.
Operatives of the Zonal Intervention Squad (ZIS), Police Command, Zone 2, Onikan, Lagos State, have arrested seven suspected cultists alleged to be terrorising residents of Onigbedu, Itori, in Ewekoro area of Ogun State. The Assistant-Inspector General (AIG), Lawal Shehu, in charge of Zone 2 Police Command, Onikan, Lagos, explained that on December 9, 2018, his men got an intelligence report, that cult groups were terrorizing residents of Onigbedu. He quickly deployed operatives, leading to the arrest of seven young men identified as Odugbemi Abayomi (28), Lukman Isiaka Olawale (28), Kasali Azeez (27), Olanite Olamide (25), Edunjobi Adedayo (33), Yekini Kazeem (28) and Yekini Musedeen (22). The AIG claimed that the suspects had confessed to the crime. He said that a locally made pistol and some charms were recovered from the suspects. Shehu said: “The cultists were becoming a nuisance in the society. They are irritating and people were complaining. Thus on my arrival, I said to myself that I was not going to allow cultists to sleep, and fortunately, we arrested some of them. This is not the end, but the beginning. The arrest we made now is just the beginning. We want to assure everybody, both in Lagos and Ogun commands, that we are ready to fight crime and criminals. However, I will also like to reemphasize that we need cooperation and information from members of the public.“Everyone is a stakeholder in the war against crime and criminals. When you want to go to bed, please make sure you lock everywhere. Ensure you are security conscious. The police are ready to assist the society, by ensuring that these criminals, who move during the day and night are stopped!”One of the cult members, Adedayo, who introduced himself as a caterer, said: “I had a disagreement with my apprentice. We quarreled and I left in anger. I headed to my father’s house, who is a goldsmith. I went to his house and took a faulty gun. I wanted to scare my friend (apprentice) with the gun . Unfortunately, I was at a hotel, having fun with my friends when the police burst into the place and arrested me
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