By; RAYMOND TEDUNJAYE, Lagos
The police in Lagos has continued to deplete the ranks of suspected cultists in the state, with the arrest of seven suspects on Sunday.
One locally made pistol, two live cartridges, one axe, assorted charms were said to have been recovered from them.
They were said to have been swooped on by the detectives during a meeting at House 2 Hotel located at Ighekele Morogbo area of the state on 13th June 2021 at about 10.00am.
As learnt, the police operatives attached to Morogbo Division under the leadership of CSP Johnson swiftly stormed the hotel following a tip off and apprehended the suspects tactically.
The suspects were identified as Hameed Salami, 35, Ogunlade Adewale, 30, Sunday Ogbemudia, 36, Okekunle Segun,, 26, Imole Kingsley, 23, Rasak Lekan, 26, and Osuya Innocent, 23.
The police public relations officer CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi confirmed the arrest in a release made available to journalists on Monday.
According to the release, the Commissioner of Police Hakeem Odumosu, has oredered that the case be transferred to the Command’s Special Squad, Ikeja, for discreet investigation.
It reads, ” The Police Operatives attached to Morogbo Division of Lagos State on Sunday, 13th June, 2021, at about 10am, on a tip off from the management of House 2 Hotel, Igbekele Morogbo, Lagos State, that some boys suspected to be cultists were holding a meeting in the hotel, arrested 7 (seven) suspected cultists.
The suspects include Hameed Salami, m, 35, Ogunlade Adewale, m, 30, Sunday Ogbemudia, m, 36, Okekunle Segun, m, 26, Imole Kingsley, m, 23, Rasak Lekan, m, 26, and Osuya Innocent, m, 23. Items recovers from them include one locally made pistol, two live cartridges, one axe, assorted charms.
The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu, has oredered that the case be transferred to the Command’s Special Squad, Ikeja, for discreet investigation.
CP Hakeem Odumosu however reiterated the command’s commitment to continually tackle cultism and all sorts of crimes and criminality in Lagos State as all hands are on deck to improve on the already established security architecture of the state”.