May 25, 2024

May 25, 2024

Two Suspected Cult Leaders, 10 Others Nabbed By Police In Lagos

Officers of the Rapid Re­sponse Squad (RRS) have arrested two leaders of rival cult gangs and ten others over the incessant cult gang wars plaguing Agege and environs.


The suspects were ar­rested following series of efforts by the Lagos State Police Command to improve the security situation in Agege and the state at large, it was learnt.


A statement by the Command’s spokesper­son, SP Benjamin Hund­eyin, stated that the lead­ers of the rival cult gangs arrested were Rasheed Ab­dulateef, popularly known as Adagun aged 25 and Abuba­kar Mohammed a.k.a Yaba aged 29.


Other suspects arrested included Daramola Idowu, Anjorin Lateef, Akeem Odu­sanya, Sulayman Odusanya, Alasela Olamilekan, Apelo­gun Elijah, Musa Mali, Mo­ses Sunday, Isiaka Hassan and Musa Thairu.


The suspects were ar­rested in sting operations spanning two weeks led by the Commander RRS, CSP Olayinka Egbeyemi, the statement indicated.


The arrest of the two ri­val gang leaders, Adagun and Yaba, along with their gang members followed sustained and diligent in­telligence gathering within Agege communities.


Police said they recovered from Adagun are a rifle butt, police vest, pepper spray, a knife, machete, hard drugs amongst others.


“Furthermore, two other suspects, Monday Okezie aged 36 and Oluwasegun Oladipupo aged 32, notorious for supplying hard drugs to the gangs were arrested with large quantities of codeine, tramadol and rohypnol; and have been handed over to the National Drug Law Enforce­ment Agency (NDLEA).


The remainder of the sus­pects have been transferred to the State Criminal Inves­tigation Department (SCID) for further investigations and eventual prosecution.


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