Lagos Police arrests 33 suspected cultists


Spokesman of the Lagos state police command, DSP Bala Elkana revealed via a statement on yesterday that two locally-made short guns with 10 live cartridges and other ammunitions, including cutlasses and knives, were recovered from persons arrested suspected to be involved in the Wednesday clash between two rival cult groups at Fadeyi. Two persons were reported to have lost their lives in the fierce supremacy fight between the cult group’s. One of the persons named Tobi Kuti is 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.

He further noted that the Onipanu Police Station at about 11.30 a.m. on Wednesday,
received a distress call that members of rival cult groups from Alakara, Mushin, Onipanu and Shomolu were seen engaging themselves in a fierce supremacy fight at Fadeyi, Onipanu, along Ikorodu Road.

He said the command has deployed more resources to the affected areas for manhunt of other fleeing members of the gangs

The spokesman said that the Commissioner of Police in the state, Zubairu Muazu, had called on parents to monitor the activities of their children, especially those who engaged in cult activities. He said that the command was duty bound to deal decisively with criminal elements in line with the law and protect the lives of people of Lagos state.