The Lagos State Police Command on Sunday said ‘Operation Crush’ of its Anti-Cultism Unit had arrested 25 cultists at Ijora, Mushin and Bariga.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Bala Elkana stated this on Sunday.
According to him, Olaitan Rilwan, male, 20, was arrested at Ijora roundabout with an automatic pistol concealed in his bag.
“The suspect confessed to be a member of ‘Aiye’ confraternity, Elkana said in the statement.
He added that Mustapha Oseni, male, 23, and 22 others were arrested during a follow-up operation at Bariga by operatives of Operation Crush.
Elkana also said that operatives from the Anti-Cultism Unit also nabbed Olaitan Rilwan, male, 20, on Gaskiya Road in Mushin.
“One locally-made pistol with eight rounds of live cartridges was recovered from him. Investigation is on. The suspects will be arraigned after investigations,” he said.
Elkana said the anti-crime patrol team from Mushin Police Station, led by Inspector Atipi Agasa, while on patrol at Olorunsogo, Mushin, intercepted two hoodlums.
He said Omisogun Mathew, male, 25, and Yetunde Lawson, female, 28, were intercepted on a motorcycle.
“On sighting the police team, the hoodlums attempted to escape, but were given a hot chase. One locally-made-double barrel pistol with two live cartridges was recovered from them.
“The suspects belong to a five-man armed robbery syndicate operating at Mushin, Ikotun and Igando areas of Lagos State. The suspects have been transferred to the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) for discreet investigation and will be charged to court after investigations,” Elkana said.
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