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26 suspected cultists nabbed in Lagos


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Lagos State Environmental Sanitation and Special Offences Task Force has arrested 26 persons suspected to be cultists in different parts of the state.

Chairman of the agency, CSP Olayinka Egbeyemi, confirmed the arrest in a statement issued yesterday by the Head, Public Affairs Unit of the Task Force, Mr. Adebayo Taofiq.

Egbeyemi said that the suspects were arrested at their usual base in Agege during an over-night enforcement operations tagged ‘Operation Restore Sanity to Lagos’.

The task force chairman added that the taskforce carried out the operation around ‘Isale-oja’, ‘Funmilayo’, ‘Ile-pako at Amoo’, ‘Orile by Canal’, ‘Papa-Ashafa’, ‘Dopemu’ and ‘Old Oko-Oba’ in Agege.

“Criminal activities perpetuated by these various cult groups, particularly the dreaded ‘Awawa’ cult gang had become a serious threat to lives of residents and innocent members of the public around the areas.

“It was an eye-sore seeing these miscreants and cultists robbing, raping and freely smoking Indian hemp with under-age boys and girls during day time and at night.”

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