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Police Arrest Six Suspected Cultists In Ikotun, Aguda, Surulere

The Lagos State Police Command, recently, arrested six suspected cultists at Ikotun, Aguda and Surulere areas of the state.

The Lagos State Commission of Police, Mr Hakeem Odumosu, on Thursday, disclosed this while addressing newsmen at the headquarters.

The commissioner said that the cultists are: Olalekan Bruwa, 33, Matthew Majemu, 35, Adewale Sodiq, 37, Ope Ajayi, 21, Balogun Isah, 21 and Sunday Alagolo.

“Some of them were arrested for being in possession of one locally-made short gun, one unexpended cartridge, one dagger and a substance suspected to be a charm.

“Meanwhile, efforts are being intensified to arrest other members who are still at large, while the suspects will soon be charged to court,” Odumosu said.

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Also, Odumosu noted that new law on Anti-Cultism had generally made the state calm and reduced the activities of cultists.

The commissioner said that most of the hoodlums, cultists and miscreants who were alleged to be terrorising the state had been arrested and prosecuted while many of them were being kept at bay.

“This has been made possible by the anti-cultism law which prescribes 25 years’ imprisonment for any cultist as well as punishment for whoever that serves as accessory to any cult member.

“The law also prescribes 15 years’ imprisonment for anybody whose property, event centre, recreational centre, bar, vehicle among others is used to aid or facilitate any cult related activities.

“Also, a two-year imprisonment awaits parents of any cult member as punishment,” he said.

Odumosu said that the state had been calm as the Command had improved on the state’s security network.

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