The Lagos state command says it has arrested 25 cultists at Ijora, Mushin and Bariga areas of the state and recovered firearms in the process.
A statement by the spokesperson of the Command, DSP Bala Elkana on Sunday said men of Operation Crush from the Anti Cultism Unit arrested one Olaitan Rilwan ‘m’ 20 years old, with an automatic pistol concealed in his bag, at Ijora round about on 24th August, 2019.
“The suspect confessed to be a member of Ayie Confraternity. In a follow up operations at Bariga one Mustapha Oseni ‘m’ 23 years old and 22 others were arrested.
“In a related development, on 24/08/2019 at about 1700hours, Operatives from the Anti Cultism Unit arrested one Olaitan Rilwan ‘m’ 20 years old along Gaskiya road, Mushin. One locally made pistol with eight rounds of live cartridges was recovered from him. Investigation is ongoing and suspects will be charged to Court at the conclusion of the investigation.
In another patrol, “Anti crime patrol team from Mushin Police Station led by Inspector Atipi Agasa, along Olorunsogo bus stop Mushin intercepted one Omisogun Mathew ‘m’ 25 years old and Yetunde Lawson ‘F’ 28 years, suspected to be armed robbery suspects, on a motorcycle on 22nd August 2019.
“On sighting the police team the hoodlums attempted to escape but were given a hot chase. One locally made double barrel pistol with two life cartridges was recovered from them.
“The suspects belong to a five-man armed robbery syndicate operating in mushin, ikotun and igando areas of lagos state. The suspects were transferred to SARS for discreet investigation and will be charged to Court,” Mr Elkana stated.