The operatives of the Lagos State Police Command have arrested 120 alleged secret cult members while they were undergoing initiation rites in the Ikorodu area of the state.
The State Police Commissioner, Imohimi Edgal disclosed that the suspects were arrested on Saturday, July 7, 2018 by the command’s anti-cultism police.
He added that the Command received intelligence before the arrest that members of some unlawful societies such as the Aiye, Eiye, Black Axe, Buccaneers among others had been going round town serving notices to rival cult gangs in the neighborhood that they would be converging on July 7.
“Based on credible intelligence available to the Command and which as communicated to the Officer In-Charge, Anti Cultism, the suspects numbering 120 were arrested at Ikorodu where they were observing 7 – 7, undergoing initiation in preparation to unleash mayhem on the larger society,” he said.
He continued that: “The exhibits that were recovered from the suspects are one big banner 07 with Black Axe logo, a yellow keg containing three litres of liquid substance suspected to be ‘skoochies,’ six small kegs containing ‘skoochies,’ one big clay pot, two small calabashes, and one locally made cut-to-size pistol.”
The Police boss however urged Lagosians to continue to report the activities of unlawful societies to the police and also encouraged parents to monitor their children and warn them against evil gangs.
He concluded that the suspects would be charged to court as soon as investigation into the case is completed.