Police nab two suspected cultists in Lagos, recover firearms

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BY MAYOWA SAMUEL

Uba Group

Lagos State Police Command has arrested two suspected cultists in the state and recovered firearms from them.

The Command’s Police Public Relations Officer, Superintendent of Police, Benjamin Hundeyin, stated this in a statement made available to newsmen on Sunday in Lagos.

He said that the suspected cultists were arrested on September 23 at about 6.30 p.m. during a routine police patrol by detectives from Badagry Division.

The PPRO said that the police team was suspicious of the suspects’ movement within Ajara community and launched an attack on them, while other members of the gang took to their heels upon sighting the operatives.

“After a thorough search of the suspects, a locally-made double-barreled pistol, nine live cartridges, charms and weed suspected to be Indian hemp were found in their possession.

“Investigation revealed that the suspects are members of Eiye Confraternity in Badagry and environs.

“Efforts are in place to unravel more details about their activities and source of the firearm,” he said.

Hundeyin said that the suspects would be arraigned upon the conclusion of the investigation.