The Lagos Police Command has said that it has intensified the war against cultism and cult activities l by storming the meeting and initiation ground of various cult groups, and arrested members.
It was gathered that over 50 suspected cult members had been apprehended in various locations in the past one week.
The anti-cultism squad of the Lagos State Police Command led by Akaninyene Etuk, a Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP), investigation revealed, apprehended a number of the suspects.
Others were arrested by the various Divisional Police Officers (DPOs) across the state.
Confirming the arrests during a press briefing, Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Command, Edgal Imohimi, said: “Some suspected cultists who have been terrorizing residents of the following areas of the state, Yaba, Ijora-Badia, Badagry and Igando were arrested during the period under review.”
According to him, some of the suspects were arrested while they were performing the rituals of initiating new members, while others were arrested during cult clashes.
“However, it must be noted that from number 1 to 13 were arrested during rival cult fights while the rest were arrested while carrying out initiation rites.”
The arrested suspects included 34-year-old Okechukwu Okoro, 27-year-old Babatunde Seyi, 20-year-old Ahmed Oloshode, 25-year-old Yusuf Olawale, 25-year-old Shina Ajayi, 23-year-old Idowu Alade, 19-year-old Ashimu Wahab, 24-year-old Edeh Afamafuna, 24-year-old Odinaka Okpara, 26-year-old Samuel Ajata, 24-year-old Kelechukwu Maxwel.