Police arrest cultist with pistol, cartridges in Lagos

The Police Command in Lagos State has arrested a suspected cult leader, whose gang attempted to forcefully take over a tricycle park in Fadeyi area of Lagos.

The command’s Public Relations Officer, SP Benjamin Hundeyin confirmed the arrest to the newsmen on Thursday in Lagos.

Hundeyin stated that the suspect was arrested on Wednesday by operatives attached to Onipanu Police Division.

He explained that the police received information that six suspected cult members were harrassing commercial tricycle operators at the Keke Maruwa park at Fayedi area.



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“The suspects armed with dangerous weapons, including guns, cutlasses and axe disrupted the activities of the park and also tried to attack the chairman of the said park.

“On receipt of the information, a team of anti-crime operatives immediately went to the scene, and one Seun Olatunbosu, 29-years-old, was arrested with one locally made pistol and two live cartridges while others escaped”, he said.

The command’s spokesperson noted that during investigation, the suspect confessed to being a member of the Black Axe confraternity.

“Efforts are on to arrest other members of the gang”, Hundeyin added.


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